Being

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Turtleback Books, Feb 1, 2008
21 Reviews
It was just supposed to be a routine exam. But when the doctors snake the fiber-optic tube down Robert Smith's throat, what they discover doesn't make medical sense. Plastic casings. Silver filaments. Moving metal parts. In his naked, anesthetized state on the operating table, Robert hears the surgeons' shocked comments: "What the hell is that?"

"It's me," Robert thinks, "and I've got to get out of here." Armed with a stolen automatic and the videotape of his strange organs, he manages to escape, and to embark on an orphan's violent odyssey to find out exactly who--exactly what--he is.

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User Review  - gecizzle - LibraryThing

This is a very awesome book. It reminds me of going to the doctor, when I was a kid. I always hoped that I was some sort of alien. That they would poke a needle in me and some weird yellow acid would ... Read full review

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User Review  - JWarren42 - LibraryThing

Fantastic YA SF. I was left wanting more information at the end, but I very much get why Brooks leaves us that way. A sequel would be fantastic. The third act (the last 100 pages or so) do drag a bit ... Read full review

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