How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pub. Date: October 1st, 2009
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Won in Contest
New to town, Beatrice is expecting her new best friend to be one of the girls she meets on the first day. But instead, the alphabet conspires to seat her next to Jonah, aka Ghost Boy, a quiet loner who hasn't made a new friend since third grade. Something about him, though, gets to Bea, and soon they form an unexpected friendship. It's not romance, exactly - but it's definitely love. Still, Bea can't quite dispel Jonah's gloom and doom - and as she finds out his family history, she understands why. Can Bea help Jonah? Or is he destined to vanish?
This isn’t a book I normally go for, just because I really love those ooowey gooewey love stories but what’s awesome about this book is that it just left me completely and utterly breathless! Bea is such a fascinating character! Her mother tells her she’s a robot because she’s so “emotionless” and throughout the entire novel we see Bea grow and completely do a 360 from the way she was at the beginning of the novel. I think my favorite part of the novel were the late night show! It’s just amazing how people could unite and talk about just random things and make it feel like family. Oh and don’t get me started on Jonah, aka Ghost Boy. His character is a little different than most and he made me look at things so differently than I ever had before. I won’t tell you what it is just because I think it’ll ruin it for ya. This is def a must read in 2010! I give this novel 3.5 out of 5 paws.
If you were a robot, what kind of robot would you be? Lemme know in the comment section below!
That Chick That Reads