Monday, February 27, 2012


Title: Skinned

Author: Robin Wasserman

Rating: 3   1/2 stars

Summary: The Download was supposed to change the world. It was supposed to mean the end of aging the end of death, the birth of a new humanity. But it wasn't supposed to happen to someone like Lia Kahn.

And it wasn't supposed to ruin her life.

Lia knows she should be grateful she didn't die in the accident. The Download saved her--but it also changed her, forever. She can deal with being a freak. She can deal with the fear in her parents' eyes and the way her boyfriend flinches at her touch. But she can't deal with what she knows, deep down, every time she forces herself to look in the mirror: She's not the same person she used to be.

Maybe she's not even a person at all.

Review: Awesome story, but there was something missing. What could it be? Oh, yeah! Action. 

I thought that this would be a little bit like in Uglies, where Tally doesn't get the operation and runs away from civilization to the secret group of other people who didn't get the operation. Yes, Lia meets a group of other skinners, or mechs, as they prefer to be called, but all she does is complain about how her life is ruined. I hated Lia's sister, Zoie, because it seemed like she purposely killed Lia so she could take over her life. Then Lia kind of forgives her when Zoie tells her that she "deals with the guilt every day!!!!" That's still not an excuse to steal her life, though! I'm going to read the next book because I really want to see Lia actually do something for once.

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