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by Robin Wasserman

Skinned Synopsis

You never know what lies beneath... Lia Kahn is beautiful, popular and destined for success... until the horrific accident that nearly kills her. Lia wakes up in a body that is not a body. It's a machine, designed to look and feel human, and her memories have been 'downloaded'. Lia will never age. She need never feel pain again. And, as long as she is vigilant about backing up her memories, she need never die. Struggling to come to terms with what has happened, Lia tries to return to her own life. But nothing is the same... She's one of the mechanicals or mechs now. Her friends and boyfriend turn their backs on her, shutting her out. Even her own family can't seem to understand that underneath it all, she's still the same person. Or is she? Drawn to a seemingly reckless circle of mechs , Lia starts to see the limitless options of her new body - after all, there isn't anything they can't do! But there are some who would like to see the new technology vanish, and these strange mechanical beings along with it. Can you really be human without a body? And is it technically murder to kill a machine...? A spellbinding story about loss, rebirth and finding out who we really are inside - Scott Westerfeld A thoroughly absorbing book, drawing you in immediately - The Book Bag In the tradition of Scott Westerfeld comes a riveting and edgy science fiction novel which raises questions of mortality, technology and morality.

Skinned Press Reviews

A spellbinding story about loss, rebirth, and finding out who we really are inside. -- Scott Westerfeld, author of the Uglies series

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847385116
Publication date: 29th July 2009
Author: Robin Wasserman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: General fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Robin Wasserman

Robin Wasserman is the author of Girls on Fire, an NPR and BuzzFeed Best Book of the Year. She is a graduate of Harvard College with a Master's in the history of science. She lives in Los Angeles, where she writes for television.

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