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Skinned by Robin Wasserman

February 13th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


I give this 3 out of 5 stars.

Description: Lia Kahn was perfect: rich, beautiful, popular — until the accident that nearly killed her. Now she has been downloaded into a new body that only looks human. Lia will never feel pain again, she will never age, and she can’t ever truly die. But she is also rejected by her friends, betrayed by her boyfriend, and alienated from her old life. Forced to the fringes of society, Lia joins others like her. But they are looked at as freaks. They are hated…and feared. They are everything but human, and according to most people, this is the ultimate crime — for which they must pay the ultimate price.

I had to give this book 3 stars because I did not hate it but I did not love it. The idea was interesting since I think we will eventually reach a point where we can transfer a person’s consciousness (or soul?) into a man made body.  It is hard to imagine how both society would react to that and how a person would cope if this were done to them involuntarily.  I have to give Wasserman props for putting together a believable portrayal.

I have to say I didn’t care for either Jude or Auden.  I know Jude was supposed to be portrayed as a jerk so that was fine but Auden was supposed to be a good guy and instead he came off to me as a naive baby.

The ending definitely leaves you hanging for book 2 but I doubt I will bother with it.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Dystopia, Young Adult

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