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How to Say Goodbye in Robot

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How to Say Goodbye in Robot

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New to town, Bea is expecting her new best friend to be one of the girls she meets on the first day. You know the type: very cheery, very friendly, very average. But instead, the alphabet conspires to seat her next to Jonah, aka Ghost Boy, a quiet observer who hasn't made a new friend since third grade. He's not a big fan of people in general... but he's willing to make an exception for her. Maybe.

Bea and Jonah are not going to have a friendship like other people have a friendship, where it's all based on gossip and parties and what everybody else thinks. Instead, their friendship comes from truth-bound conversations, shared secrets, daring stunts, and late-night calls to the same old-timer radio show. They help each other and hurt each other, push away and hold close. It's not romance, exactly -- but it's definitely love. And it means more to them than either one can ever really know....

For anyone who's ever entered the wonderful, treacherous, consuming, meaningful world of a true friendship, How to Say Goodbye in Robot will strike a deep and lasting chord.

New to town, Bea is expecting her new best friend to be one of the girls she meets on the first day. You know the type: very cheery, very friendly, very average. But instead, the alphabet conspires to seat her next to Jonah, aka Ghost Boy, a quiet observer who hasn't made a new friend since third grade. He's not a big fan of people in general... but he's willing to make an exception for her. Maybe.

Bea and Jonah are not going to have a friendship like other people have a friendship, where it's all based on gossip and parties and what everybody else thinks. Instead, their friendship comes from truth-bound conversations, shared secrets, daring stunts, and late-night calls to the same old-timer radio show. They help each other and hurt each other, push away and hold close. It's not romance, exactly -- but it's definitely love. And it means more to them than either one can ever really know....

For anyone who's ever entered the wonderful, treacherous, consuming, meaningful world of a true friendship, How to Say Goodbye in Robot will strike a deep and lasting chord.

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  • Interest Level:
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  • Reading Level:
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  • Natalie Standiford does not speak fluent Robot, but she knows Maryland like the back of her hand, having grown up there and coming from a long line of Marylanders. How to Say Goodbye in Robot is her first novel for Scholastic Press. She lives in New York City.
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  • AudioFile Magazine Beatrice hits upon the idea of becoming "Robot Girl" when her mother chides her for not feeling emotion. Given her mother's current bizarre behavior and her distant father, Beatrice longs to connect with someone. Like many of us, she finds an outlet in listening to a quirky late-night radio show called "Night Light," recommended to her by another struggling outcast called "Ghost Boy." Kate Rudd gives Beatrice just the right amount of sarcastic bleakness to make her painful awareness of being a lifelong outcast completely believable. A special treat is the multiple narrators who take on the eclectic and lonely group of late-night callers--each with a distinct, eccentric, and perfectly drawn personality. D.G. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine
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    Brilliance Audio
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