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Skin [Hardcover]

Donna Jo Napoli
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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Book Description

6 Aug 2013
My lips are white. Sixteen-year-old Sep stares into the bathroom mirror on the first day of school. It’s not some weird lipstick (she never wears lipstick), she didn’t bump her lips or chew on ice. Her lips are just–white. In a panic, she digs up an old lipstick and smears it on her colorless lips. But soon, more and more white spots begin to bloom, spreading their chalky tendrils across her olive brown skin. Does she have a disease? Is she turning into some kind of freak? Sep is usually the one who knows all the answers. With a quicksilver mind and a supple body, she’s happiest when she’s delving into the mysteries of animal biology or giving herself over to sweet, hot moves in Jazz Dance Club. Unlike her best friend, Devon, she’s never been in a rush to get a boyfriend. But as the white blotches spread, her dating days–like the endangered species she studies–seem numbered. So when Josh, a boy she’s always liked, makes a flirty advance, she wonders: why not grab pleasure while she can? Frank, funny, and full of passion, this compelling novel tells the empowering story of a strong, gifted teen who, as her life spins out of control, desperately tries to prove to the world–and herself–that she is deeper than skin.

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  • Hardcover: 341 pages
  • Publisher: Skyscape (6 Aug 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477817212
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477817216
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 14.9 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Donna Jo Napoli is the versatile and acclaimed author of many award-winning books for children and young adults. In Skin, she tells a story she feels passionate about. "Like Sep, almost all of us will discover something wrong with ourselves that we have to somehow cope with," she says. "Sep makes a lot of mistakes and her mistakes hurt. But she is able to reclaim her own power and survive, realizing that despite it all, life goes on, and—is good.” Donna Jo Napoli lives in Swathmore, Pennsylvania, where she teaches linguistics at Swathmore College.

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3.0 out of 5 stars It was alright 29 April 2014
By Hannah
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It was an interesting read, although I can't say I liked the protagonist all that much. She was very selfish and shallow, and a bit 2d, as where most of the characters in this book. However, the story was interesting and believable.
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3.0 out of 5 stars thoughtful 1 Mar 2014
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Good reading... Enjoyed being a teenager again so to speak... Made me think a good read thank you enjoyed it
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing to rave about 20 Feb 2014
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This is an easy read and does make you think about the skin problem this poor girl had but it is nothing at all to rave about.
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