History Literature / Skinned

9th Mar '14 2:14:41 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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A young adult sci-fi trilogy by Robin Wasserman. 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. Her brain will simply be reuploaded into another body. Her friends and family desert her and she gets stares wherever she goes. Some strict Christians even believe she does not deserve to exist.

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A young adult sci-fi trilogy by Robin Wasserman. 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. Her brain will simply be reuploaded re-uploaded into another body. Her friends and family desert her and she gets stares wherever she goes. Some strict Christians even believe she does not deserve to exist.



* UncannyValley: Mechs are shunned because they look too perfect.
23rd Feb '14 4:52:46 PM WillBGood
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* UncannyValley: Mechs are shunned because they look too perfect.
10th Nov '13 11:07:33 PM PiGirl13
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* DrinkingOnDuty: The president is in rehab, because he's on drugs. The first mentioning of the president in the book was of him going AWOL from his rehab.

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* DrinkingOnDuty: The president is in rehab, because he's she's on drugs. The first mentioning of the president in the book was of him her going AWOL from his rehab.
14th Aug '13 3:48:53 AM arisboch
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* AfterTheEnd: Some sort of nuclear disaster wiped out most cities on the eastern seaboard of the United States. The Middle East took heavy damage as well, Mecca and Jerusalem are specifically mentioned as destroyed. It's implied, that the series of events that led to a WorldWarThree, where nuclear and biological WMD's were used, began with a number of act of nuclear terrorism. The nuclear devastation of the Middle East led to a decline of religion.

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* AfterTheEnd: Some sort of nuclear disaster wiped out most cities on the eastern seaboard of the United States. The Middle East took heavy damage as well, Mecca and Jerusalem are specifically mentioned as destroyed. It's implied, that the series of events that led to a WorldWarThree, where nuclear and biological WMD's were used, began with a number of act several acts of nuclear terrorism. The nuclear devastation of the Middle East led to a decline of religion.
9th Jul '13 1:00:42 PM arisboch
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* CrisisOfFaith: After, among other things, the Middle East went to hell in a nuclear handbasket (Mecca and Jerusalem were specifically mentioned as destroyed), religion fell out of fashion, mostly.

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* CrisisOfFaith: After, among other things, the Middle East went to hell in a nuclear handbasket (Mecca and Jerusalem were specifically mentioned as destroyed), destroyed) and Italy becane "toxic", religion fell out of fashion, mostly.
2nd May '13 11:25:00 AM arisboch
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** Italy was rendered "toxic" by unspecified events, presumably by religiously motivated terrorist acts.
20th Apr '13 5:04:42 PM arisboch
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* AndIMustScream - At one point in the first book, Lia suffers from a "temporary disconnect between [her] body and neural network." This means that her body is completely immobilized while she's fully conscious. She then watches helplessly while several of her classmates poke at her, a couple guys look down her shirt, and one boy draws on her face. Fortunately, Auden carts her off to the school nurse's office so she can get help.
* AfterTheEnd- Some sort of nuclear disaster wiped out most cities on the eastern seaboard of the United States. The Middle East took heavy damage as well, Mecca and Jerusalem are specifically mentioned as destroyed. It's implied, that the series of events that led to a WorldWarThree, where nuclear and biological WMD's were used, began with a number of act of nuclear terrorism. The nuclear devastation of the Middle East led to a decline of religion.
* AnythingThatMoves - Quinn.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer- The mechs.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence - The series ends with [[spoiler: Lia merging her mind with the network. Given that the internet plays a role in almost every single aspect of human existence in her world, becoming one with the network renders her omnipresent and essentially omnipotent. First order of business? Reshaping the world as she sees fit.]]
* BeliefMakesYouStupid- Lia's opinion of the Faithers.
* BigFancyHouse - The house Quinn inherited.

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* AndIMustScream - AndIMustScream: At one point in the first book, Lia suffers from a "temporary disconnect between [her] body and neural network." This means that her body is completely immobilized while she's fully conscious. She then watches helplessly while several of her classmates poke at her, a couple guys look down her shirt, and one boy draws on her face. Fortunately, Auden carts her off to the school nurse's office so she can get help.
* AfterTheEnd- AfterTheEnd: Some sort of nuclear disaster wiped out most cities on the eastern seaboard of the United States. The Middle East took heavy damage as well, Mecca and Jerusalem are specifically mentioned as destroyed. It's implied, that the series of events that led to a WorldWarThree, where nuclear and biological WMD's were used, began with a number of act of nuclear terrorism. The nuclear devastation of the Middle East led to a decline of religion.
* AnythingThatMoves - AnythingThatMoves: Quinn.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer- AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The mechs.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence - AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: The series ends with [[spoiler: Lia merging her mind with the network. Given that the internet plays a role in almost every single aspect of human existence in her world, becoming one with the network renders her omnipresent and essentially omnipotent. First order of business? Reshaping the world as she sees fit.]]
* BeliefMakesYouStupid- BeliefMakesYouStupid: Lia's opinion of the Faithers.
* BigFancyHouse - BigFancyHouse: The house Quinn inherited.



* BrainUploading- the mechs
* ChurchMilitant- Rai Savona and the Faithers

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* BrainUploading- BrainUploading: the mechs
* ChurchMilitant- ChurchMilitant: Rai Savona and the Faithers



* CocaPepsiInc- Chindia

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* CocaPepsiInc- CocaPepsiInc: Chindia



* FaceHeelTurn- [[spoiler: In the second book, Auden and later Ani join the Brotherhood of Faithers.]]
* JustAMachine- what many people believe of the mechs.

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* FaceHeelTurn- FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: In the second book, Auden and later Ani join the Brotherhood of Faithers.]]
* JustAMachine- JustAMachine: what many people believe of the mechs.



* NeuralImplanting- In ''Crashed'', Jude uses a connection to Biotech (the company that made them) to make various modifications for the mechs.
* PluckyGirl- Lia
* RaceLift- in-universe example: Many of the non-white mechs were placed in a white body because those were the only ones available.
* RichBitch- Lia pre-accident.
* RuinsOfTheModernAge- What is in the WretchedHive.
* SinisterMinister- Rai Savona

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* NeuralImplanting- NeuralImplanting: In ''Crashed'', Jude uses a connection to Biotech (the company that made them) to make various modifications for the mechs.
* PluckyGirl- PluckyGirl: Lia
* RaceLift- RaceLift: in-universe example: Many of the non-white mechs were placed in a white body because those were the only ones available.
* RichBitch- RichBitch: Lia pre-accident.
* RuinsOfTheModernAge- RuinsOfTheModernAge: What is in the WretchedHive.
* SinisterMinister- SinisterMinister: Rai Savona



* TheUnfavorite - Zoie.
* UnnamedParent - Lia's Father's given name is never revealed in the series. He's only ever referred to by Lia (and Zoie) as "my father" or "Dad," and by other characters as "M[r]. Kahn." Lia's mother's first name is only mentioned once early on in the first book; otherwise she's "my mother," "Mom," or "M[rs]. Kahn."
* UnusualUserInterface- The mechs can log on to their "zones" using their eyes.

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* TheUnfavorite - TheUnfavorite: Zoie.
* UnnamedParent - UnnamedParent: Lia's Father's given name is never revealed in the series. He's only ever referred to by Lia (and Zoie) as "my father" or "Dad," and by other characters as "M[r]. Kahn." Lia's mother's first name is only mentioned once early on in the first book; otherwise she's "my mother," "Mom," or "M[rs]. Kahn."
* UnusualUserInterface- UnusualUserInterface: The mechs can log on to their "zones" using their eyes.



* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent- What Lia's parents think of her post-accident.
* WretchedHive- Most cities.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair - Ani

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* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent- WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: What Lia's parents think of her post-accident.
* WretchedHive- WretchedHive: Most cities.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair - YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Ani
20th Apr '13 4:53:49 PM arisboch
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* TheNeedless: The mechs are unable to eat, sleep, or breathe, have bodies that are self-healing and cleaning, and are unable to die. Of course, they think of it as {{Blessed with Suck}}.

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* TheNeedless: The mechs are unable to eat, sleep, or breathe, have bodies that are self-healing and cleaning, and are unable to die. Of course, they many of them think of it as {{Blessed with Suck}}.
20th Apr '13 4:50:57 PM arisboch
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* AfterTheEnd- Some sort of nuclear disaster wiped out most cities on the eastern seaboard of the United States. The Middle East took heavy damage as well, Mecca and Jerusalem are specifically mentioned as destroyed. It's implied, that the series of events that led to a WorldWarThree, where nuclear and biological WMD's were used, began with a number of act of nuclear terrorism. The devastation of the Middle East led to a decline of religion.

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* AfterTheEnd- Some sort of nuclear disaster wiped out most cities on the eastern seaboard of the United States. The Middle East took heavy damage as well, Mecca and Jerusalem are specifically mentioned as destroyed. It's implied, that the series of events that led to a WorldWarThree, where nuclear and biological WMD's were used, began with a number of act of nuclear terrorism. The nuclear devastation of the Middle East led to a decline of religion.



* CrisisOfFaith: After, among other things, the Middle East went to hell in a handbasket (Mecca and Jerusalem were specifically mentioned as destroyed), religion fell out of fashion, mostly.

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* CrisisOfFaith: After, among other things, the Middle East went to hell in a nuclear handbasket (Mecca and Jerusalem were specifically mentioned as destroyed), religion fell out of fashion, mostly.
20th Apr '13 4:49:20 PM arisboch
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* DrinkingOnDuty: The president is in rehab, because he's on drugs. The first mentioning of the president in the book was of him going AWOL from his rehab.
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