By Cecil Castellucci
Meet Egg. Her actual identify is Victoria Jurgen, yet she's renamed herself after the kick-ass heroine of her favourite sci-fi motion picture, TERMINAL EARTH. Like her namesake, Egg clothes all in white, colours her eyebrows, and shaves her head. She continually is familiar with the proper solutions, she's continuously up to speed, and she's some distance too busy — taking images for the college paper, assembly with the technology Fiction and delusion membership, and striking out on the "creature shop" together with her dad, the special-effects make-up wizard — to be with buddies, less contributors of the other intercourse. so far as Egg is worried, she's boy evidence, and he or she likes it that means. yet then Egg meets a boy named Max, a boy who's shrewdpermanent and humorous and inventive and funky . . . and occurs to love Egg. may possibly this be the top of the realm — not less than as Egg understands it?
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