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Content Review: Skinned by Robin Wasserman

Skinned (Skinned Trilogy (Quality))
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Age of Main Character:  17
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse; Reprint edition (August 4, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416974490
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416974499
Lia Kahn was perfect: rich, beautiful, popular -- until the accident that nearly killed her. Now she has been downloaded into a new body that only looks human. Lia will never feel pain again, she will never age, and she can't ever truly die. But she is also rejected by her friends, betrayed by her boyfriend, and alienated from her old life.

Forced to the fringes of society, Lia joins others like her. But they are looked at as freaks. They are hated...and feared. They are everything but human, and according to most people, this is the ultimate crime -- for which they must pay the ultimate price.

Sexual Content:



Other Notables:

-Mention of doing "dozers"
-People (including teens) take meds depending on their mood.  (Mood-altering drugs)
-"Faithers" are talked about badly.  "God is dead"  "Realigion went out of style"  "Gathering for their God-fix"
-Lots of parties where kids got "zoned"

Was it any good?

While this was a very good story, if you're looking up content for your teen (or yourself) you'll probably want to skip this one based on the amount of language, sexual content and violence.