Butterfly Bones by Rebecca Carpenter
Genre: Young Adult Sci-fi
Bethany shouldn’t have lived to see her first birthday, but her scientist dad’s determination and the butterfly serum saved her. Now she’s fifteen, but thanks to her disease, she has the figure of a ten-year-old and less strength than the butterflies she depends on to survive. The guy she loves thinks of her like a sister, and a cruel twist of fate makes her the target of the school’s new queen bee.
When mice in Dad’s lab begin having strange side effects, Bethany discovers her treatment hasn’t been as well tested as she originally believed. Is she no more than a science experiment to her own dad? As her own side effects grow stronger, Dad proves his love by giving her an irreplaceable gift. Continuing treatment means Bethany will have to go through a change no human has ever faced, but to stop means certain death.
Butterfly Bones is a story of love, loss, and miracles which had me riveted from the first page!
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