BestFriend by William Van Winkle
Approx. 30,130 words.
Published on June 23, 2013.
Twelve-year-old Nyshell has more than her share of challenges, but that's why she received an implant. Normally, the installation of apps into implants is controlled by parents. But things happen that shouldn't. And when all a girl wants is to have one friend, even if that friend exists only inside her head, that desire may change the lives of millions...if it doesn't destroy her first.