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Charisma

by Jeanne Ryan

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0803739664, Hardcover)

A chance at the ultimate makeover means deadly consequences in this Sarah Dessen-meets-Robin Cook thriller

Aislyn suffers from crippling shyness—that is, until she’s offered a dose of Charisma, an underground gene therapy drug guaranteed to make her shine.  The effects are instant.  She’s charming, vivacious, and popular.  But strangely, so are some other kids she knows.  The media goes into a frenzy when the disease turns contagious, and then deadly, and the doctor who gave it to them disappears. Aislyn must find a way to stop it, before it's too late.
 
Part medical thriller, part social justice commentary, Charisma will have readers on the edge of their seats.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:39 -0400)

Tacoma, Washington, high school junior Aislyn's extreme shyness has crippled her socially and cost her a college scholarship, so she jumps at the chance to try an illegal gene therapy, but although she is finally able to date her long-term crush, Jack, the therapy becomes a contagious disease that can be fatal.… (more)

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