Other car Her body broken her skin burning Lia waited for help Unfortunately her body didn t survive the trauma of the accident However her brain remained in tact Lia wakes up several weeks later to find that she is alive She has "been downloaded into a new body A body that isn t flesh and blood but circuits and "downloaded into a new body A body that isn t flesh and blood but circuits and covered by synthetic skin Lia doesn t want to be a skinner a mech head a freak She d rather be dead Instead she has to go through the indignity of learning the most basic of activities all over again Eventually Lia returns to school only to find that the people she depended on most aren t as receptive to her as she d hoped Companionship comes from an unexpected person Lia doesn t want to admit she isn t the same as she was before the accident She refuses to believe she is only doing what the computer is programmed to doLia meets a group of radical mech heads that force her to confront her situation Is it dangerous for her to live amongst people acting as if she is exactly like everyone else Is she causing the people she cares about the most harm than good SKINNED by Robin Wasserman is a spell binding futuristic story filled with issues of medical ethics family dynamics and loss If ou enjoyed the Uglies trilogy by Scott Westerfeld The Fall Of White City (Victorian Chicago Mystery Series Book 1) you ll enjoy SKINNED The story is powerful and keepsou hooked until the end I was excited to see that SKINNED is the first book in a planned trilogy I desperately want to see what happens next in Lia s complicated existence Robin Wasserman s website includes cool downloads based on the book like desktop wallpaper screen savers and avatars Go check it out Okay I m not going to finish this book but it isn t because I don t think it s a perfectly acceptable book It is The writing is actually very good and the author presents a lot of interesting uestions about what it means to be humanThis author has a compelling voice and the novel reads a lot like a Scott Westerfeld novel Even the paperback size and cover look LIKE AN UGLIES NOVEL HOWEVER WESTERFELD DRAWS THE READER an Uglies novel However Westerfeld draws the reader much faster with rising action and character developmentI m just not on board with this book So far I dislike the main character an awful lot I m 100 pages in and nothing much has happened except a lot of whining about her circumstance I can see where the story is going I portend much disappoint from the Zoie and Walker front and frankly all I can think is meh I m going to present this review in a series of half explained gifsIn the beginning I was just casually reading through itAnd then I started getting into itI was enjoying the story and beginning to get irritated with everyone s constant blatant disregard of Lia and the fact that she was still humaninsideThen the story moved onto Zo or Zoie the Hoie as I like to refer to her and of course I hated herBut it wasn t just our regular hate This was deep burning hate that even the fiery pits of hell couldn t compete with And then there was the scene with Walker Cough Douche bag Cough and Zo at the back of the school practically dry humping each otherLafayette speak for meOnce we got past that Auden s heart felt love confession another bitch out from Zo and finally reached the part with her dadOh myYes I cried And though I ll claim I hate it I kind of like it when authors make me cry It proves to me that their actually pretty good at what they doThen of course there was the part with Auden right after the waterfall incident My word Such profanity I know I shouldn tI ll try not toI ll try to resistbut IIPoor LiaFew Wipes brow Nearly had a brain aneurismI know the kid s laying in bed with multiply injuries that he ll be stuck with for the rest of his oh so human life But some of the things he said were pretty nastyI was a little disappointed to realize I disliked him from then on From this day forward from page 339 to the last in the series the image of Auden will forever be tainted in my eyesSighs Oh well5 stars 45 at the least Till next time. 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 beMaybe she's not even a person at al.
Robin Wasserman à 3 free readL will be me when is has auired my memories and my personalityRobin Wasserman s approach to point out not answer these dilemmas is a very thrilling and emotional one It resonated within me for a while this morning Certainly it helped that the post war post radioactive crises setting with a strict split of the world s population into bonus points stuffed
Haves In Spacious Digitallytechnicallyin spacious digitallytechnically country based buildings and company bound no rights no medical favours have nots in contaminated city ruins had a pretty realistic feeling Although the book ends on a cliffhanger I do not need to rush out to get the seuel which doesn t mean I would mind to read it eventually I recommend Skinned But maybe I would recommend The Adoration of Jenna Fox and Circuit of Heaven Reviewed by Sarah Bean the Green Bean Teen ueen for TeensReadToocomLia Kahn was perfect She had a perfect life perfect friends and a perfect boyfriend She was popular and beautiful and everyone wanted to be with her and know her until the accident changed everything When Lia is in a fatal car accident she finds herself awake in the hospital She should be dead but she knows she s alive She can t feel her body but she knows it s there Lia has become the latest patient in the download process a way to download our memories and brain functions into a computer based body that is made to look and act human Lia is angry about the download process She doesn t want to be a skinner the awful nickname for download recipients But she also isn t ready to give up on her life Being a skinner isn t easy though Groups of people have rallied against the download process calling it unethical and saying the skinners are without a soul Lia s friends seem to have turned on her and her boyfriend can t stand to be near her any She s Lia but she s not the same Lia and she s not sure how to handle her new life Add in the mysterious group of skinners that Lia encounters plus humans that would do anything to be part of the download process and Lia isn t sure any what exactly it means to be human SKINNED presents an interesting look at what really makes us us Are we human when we have flesh and blood or is it our memories that make us who we are Can we ever have the same life again An interesting and engaging look at medical ethics and humanity SKINNED is the beginning of a new trilogy Awesomesauce It was really good It started off a little confusing but it had a very cool and sort of risky concept to it By risky I mean that it could have failed epically I see a lot of authors take on this kind of plot and then just sorta let it die but Skinned pulled it off Not only was it addicting and exciting but it got me thinking too There was depth in it than I expected it had a thought provoking theme about identity and what makes someone who they are and not only that but what makes someone a human beingA couple of little things bothered me though First of all there were times when the main character kinda got on my nerves I started liking her towards the end but for a majority of the book she was a little whiney I know she was in a pretty crappy situation but still Well at least she matured somewhat in the end and I started feeling pretty bad for herThe other thing was that at times I could tell this book desperately wished it was Uglies Even the cover art and the way the book was formatted seemed very similar The world in which it took place was very Westerfeld esue the Skinners are sorta like Pretties or Specials it s a similar futuristicpost apocalyptic setting the society is very technology obsessed and they even have some similar lingoBut despite those few instances of "Similarity It Had A "it had a of originality too Over all I thoroughly enjoyed it Lia shouldn t have been in the car in the first place By doing a favor for her sister she has changed her life forever A one in a million chance The navigation system in her car malfunctioned and she crashed head on with an. In her lifeLia 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. What in the world is up with Young Adult literature The F word was all throughout this book and premarital sex was openly accepted embraced and expected I
would never recommend this book to a oung adult or an adult for that matter notnever recommend this book to a oung adult or an adult for that matter not I didn t enjoy the book or love the story but simply because of the language and sex in the bookThe story reminds me of the UgliesPretties books It s an interesting story full of interesting subject matter I actually really enjoyed the story but I just wish Robin Wasserman would have cleaned it up so it was a appropriate read that I could recommend without a huge disclaimerI m struggling what to rate this book It would be 4 stars if it weren t for the language and other things I don t like I guess I ll go with 3 stars WHOA WHOA i have no idea how i feel about this book okay that s only kind of true i have SO MANY feelings about this book first of all is this book EXTREMELY ableist or extremely radical in its discussion of disability I CAN T TELL i think that the future of auden s character will elucidate this okay i can t write in paragraphs any here are some feelings related bullet points1 lia s whole body is a prosthetic whoa and the way that people relate to her about it is such a well crafted commentary on disability in dominant culture2 this book offers a really complex conversation about issuesideas of uality of life and capacity3 lia has so much internalized ableism that is discussed in really interesting ways her personal growth over the course of the novel is also powerful and complicated4 people who were already using prosthetics and other adaptive technology Meh A poor man s Cinder Just okay May contain spoilers cursing and rantingWhen something bad happens to International Organizations you like an accident as what happened in this book to our main It doesn t always mean death Ifour brain is still working ou can be downloaded into a new body Some people if they have enough credit can have one specialty made if there is enough time for it But the thing is ou are no longer human You can t bleed eat breath You can feel pain to a degree only with extreme actions Hot and cold mean nothing You can feel slightly but it s not the same You don t need to bathe brush Silk and Steel your teeth or use the bathroom You re a machine that looks human and mentallyou still are the same person but it s never the sameIt "was going so strong so good but then "going so strong so good But then started to stand out Little things that annoyed me Nothing major just certain wordings for example eating lunch but how is she exactly doing this She doesn t eat She has no need to eat she doesn t have a stomach The author could have used the sentence she spent her lunch hour Like I said not major but annoying when it continued to come upAnd fuck Zo why are ou such a bitch like seriously I did not like Zo at all There was never a momment where I went ok fine she s experenced this tragedy but nope she s just a bitchBlargh end rantEdit You know what Lia the main character she s a bitch as well If all this shit never went down and things were different or rather not different she d still be a self centered bitchOK now it s an end rantOver all I did enjoy the concept and I ll continue on with the series hopefully the characters start to be less annoying This was a uite gripping piece of science fiction right in the line of Scott Westerfeld s Uglies series Mary E Pearson s The Adoration of Jenna Fox and Circuit of Heaven by Dennis Danvers All of these titles tackle the uestion of what is really needed to make us human what should be scrapped up and remolded when large parts of our body or our mind are gone if we can that is of if there should be a physical limit to holding up our excitence here on earth of if we are allowed to tamper with an organism that has officially already ceased to be and to try our hands at creating artificial intelligence that mimicks or copies the ones of actual persons and finally of if the new person physical or digita. 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 KahnAnd it wasn't supposed to ru. ,