Second Skin

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Random House Children's Books, Jul 14, 2009 - Young Adult Fiction - 256 pages
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Beauty is only skin deep. Popularity goes much deeper. . . .

Appearances can be deceiving. Sam Klein’s found that out firsthand. All she wanted was to be popular. But sometimes what we want is the absolute worst thing for us.

Sam discovers that Kylie, It-girl of Woodlawn High, owes her popular status not to her expensive clothes, highlighted hair, and spot on the cheerleading squad but to a magical second skin. Nobody can actually see it—but they can feel it. And if you’re wearing the skin, you feel incredible. Invincible. Popularity is yours.

So Sam stole the skin from Kylie. Now she’s the most popular girl at school, while Kylie’s social life takes a serious hit. Sam can barely recognize herself. Her old geek clique is history—but are her new friends really people she can count on? The skin is clinging tighter to her each day . . . can Sam get it off before it’s too late?


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User Review  - kbpup903 - LibraryThing

Second Skin was a very new take on popularity. Instead of being something that was based on looks, clothes, and friends, it was based on the Second Skin. It’s like this thing that makes you popular ... Read full review

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User Review  - ylin.0621 - LibraryThing

This book was weird. It was like an extraterrestrial life-form came to Earth and crawled onto unsuspecting teenage girls. Second Skin told of a girl who wanted to be popular and she’s desperate ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
4
Section 3
5
Section 4
16
Section 5
22
Section 6
29
Section 7
34
Section 8
43
Section 19
128
Section 20
137
Section 21
147
Section 22
156
Section 23
164
Section 24
175
Section 25
181
Section 26
188

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
121
Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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About the author (2009)

Jessica Wollman works as a television producer in New York, where she lives with her husband, the writer Daniel Ehrenhaft, and a small menagerie of illbehaved pets. She is the author of Switched.


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