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Wired, Robin Wasserman (Simon Pulse, 2010) (a.k.a. Torn)

Wired is the last installment of the Skinned Trilogy by Robin Wasserman, and serves as a solid conclusion to the saga of Lia Kahn. As with the other volumes in this series, Wired did not shy away from hard scenes or uneasy topics. It remained a good read throughout. However, while I did enjoy this volume, and it does bring to a close all the varying threads of the series, it did not quite live up to its potential for me. Even so, it is a good book and well worth the read if you enjoyed the other two books in the series. Continue reading

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Crashed: Skinned Book 2, Robin Wasserman (Simon Pulse) {Audio version: Brilliance Audio, Narrator: Kate Reinders}

The “Skinned” continues the story of Lia Kahn, a girl whose mind was downloaded into a realistic android body after a fatal accident. While Crashed is a solid, enjoyable story, it suffers from “middle of the trilogy” syndrome. While it could read as a stand alone, I doubt I would have enjoyed it half as much had I not already cared about the characters. Similarly, while there is a degree of closure at the end (unlike say… The Two Towers or Empire Strikes Back), there is a sense of unfinished business that leaves one hanging. Having said that, like its predecessor in this series, Crashed goes to show that YA books are not just for teens. Continue reading

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