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Skinned by Robin Wasserman
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Nov 22, 2013

it was amazing

In Wasserman's newest YA book, she takes on the sci-fi world and does an immensely wonderful job describing a future world and giving the reader lots of backstory to understand how this new world works. While reading other reviews of this, people make the connection with The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson and, in the sense of humans becoming machines after they die, this is true. But the difference lies in the plot vs. character aspect as well as the timeline of both books. Wasserman's is more plot and action oriented (though there is plenty of character development) whereas Pearson's is more character-oriented. In regards to the timeline, Wasserman's cuts straight to the point and deals with Lia's readjustment back into society while Pearson's dealt more with the mystery of what Jenna had become and her finding it out. Jenna never makes it back into society at all really and so doesn't have to deal with other people. Anyway, back to Wasserman's book, it's a compelling story that kept me turning pages and is extremely recommended. And, for YA sci-fi fans, Scott Westerfeld (yes, THAT Scott Westerfeld) blurbed the book, so you know it's gotta be good. And just so you know, the ending is a real ending, despite this being a trilogy; it ends in a way that the story can be continued, but not in a huge cliffhanger-y sort of way.
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