I read this book 10+ years way back in High School and have tried many times through the help of several search engines to try to find the title and author. With absolutely no luck. I remember vaguely the plot and I sincerely hope someone, anyone can help me remember!! I would love to re-read this book. I actually work in a book store so this is extra frustrating for me. I had a customer once, who I told my problem to and he immediately tells me about a title series in which he thought it was. I got excited as I look up it at my stores database and, naturally, was disappointed. He suggested a series about a girl who had a unicorn's horn. That series is not it. The plot as I remember it is: A man is hired to take a handicapped girl to somewhere. She's sad and he wants her not to be. I think he kisses her. At some point, though, they are on another planet and she is no longer handicapped and where she goes into a strange sleep and she gets this lump between her breasts "the size of an egg." I do recall reading the phrase "egg, pupa, larva, adult" a lot while the girl sleeps. I remember strange plant and animal life and humanoid people who walked around in the nude. And I know it isn't important but I remember from the book the colour of red. I don't know if it was the colour of the humanoid's skin or the planet itself. The girl eventually wakes up...but I don't recall anything more. Ya'll are my last hope. (No pressure, right?) I truly hope someone can help me in this!!!