Skinned

Skinned

For Ages: 14 and up
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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.
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  • Simon Pulse | 
  • 368 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416936343 | 
  • September 2008 | 
  • Grades 9 and up
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Can you be human without a body? Is it murder to "kill" a machine? Or are you simply "shutting it down" for the greater good? Watch the book trailer for the first two books in the gripping trilogy by Robin Wasserman.

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Robin Wasserman
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Robin Wasserman

Robin Wasserman’s teen novels include the Seven Deadly Sins series, the Cold Awakening trilogy, Hacking Harvard, and The Book of Blood and Shadow. She is also the author of the middle grade series Chasing Yesterday. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at RobinWasserman.com or follow her on Twitter at @RobinWasserman.

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Q. how did you come to write Skinned?

A. Very slowly and painfully, word by word, sentence by sentence, long whiny day in front of the computer by long whiny day...well, you get the idea. Big picture: I've always wondered if machines could think for themselves, and I finally decided the best way to get my answer would be to ask a (fictional) machine.

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