Eighteen-year-old Jessie Francobi can sass the paint off a Chevy. But Synadent Corporation isn’t interested in her opinions. They want her voice--a near perfect match to
Hired by Synadent as a celebrity double, Jessie leaves behind the Nebraska Sand Hills and lingering questions about what to do with the rest of her life. Training and cosmetic surgery allow Jessie to fool the paparazzi, greet Tancy’s fans and even rock the concert stage while the real Tancy checks into rehab.
Jessie’s transformation goes smoothly until a racy viral video incites public controversy and spurs a radical religious group to kidnap
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DEAD LEAF BUTTERFLIES
The last time I listened to Mindy’s advice I peed in a ditch and went home with poison ivy. So I should have known better than to let her talk me into a shopping trip. But she pestered until I surrendered and a week later I was one of eight girls crammed into her ancient Suburban. After ninety-seven miles of yakking about push-up bras and celebrity hairstyles any one of them could have whipped a pistol out her purse, shot me dead and called it a mercy killing.
When we finally arrived, I trudged through the Platte River Mall, tried on two dresses, bought one and slipped away to enjoy a Big Mac. Mindy chased me down. “Jessie, you should try a manicure. You might like it.”
I folded my dress over a chair and waited for her to come to her senses.
“Okay, maybe not, but it beats sitting alone in the food court.”
Catcher in the Rye stashed in my purse convinced her I wouldn’t perish from boredom while they were off shellacking their fingertips. At the end of the first page a shadow fell over the book, followed by a tap on the table and a squeaky voice asking if I wanted to participate in a survey.
Mr. Survey Man stood next to the table, shifting from side to side like a preschooler in need of a potty break. A dark green polo embroidered with a yellow logo for ABC Survey stretched tight across his belly.