Sunday, May 31, 2009

Skinned by Robin Wasserman

Lia wakes up after a car accident that has killed her body. Before she died her brain was removed and scanned so that all of her memories are now stored inside her new body - a computer shaped like a person with skin-like material covering it. As a "skinner" she no longer needs to eat or sleep and she can't age or die. Each night she uploads her memories of the day so that when this body stops working she can be downloaded into a new body. Although she was the most popular person in school before her accident she now finds herself at the center of a controversary about who or what she is now and even her friends, boyfriend and sister aren't sure if Lia still exists. Lia isn't sure of that herself. Only Auden, a boy she wouldn't have looked at twice before her accident, seems to understand what Lia's going through and tries to help her. This book is sure to make you think about what it means to be alive.

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