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Katelyn Osborn


Dependable, Young Adult, Gene Therapy, Romance, Viruses, Cystic Fibrosis, Social Anxiety

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Book Review


Aislyn is painfully shy – so shy she can't present her science fair project to the judges, enjoy parties, or talk to anyone besides her best friend Evie. Aislyn is trying her best to put herself out there, but after she completely fails her science fair presentation, has a panic attack at a party, and can't say more than a couple words to her crush, Jack, she’s ready to try anything to get rid of this terrible shyness. When approached with a potential cure called CZ88 (Charisma), Aislyn says yes immediately. However, she’s not the only person who accepts the Charisma, and soon Aislyn and other teens around her start to exhibit escalating symptoms that leave them in comas, or worse. She must find the cure fast, before Charisma kills any more people, or she succumbs to its effects.