Wednesday, June 2, 2010

How to Say Goodbye in Robot

How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford

Bea has moved around a lot. She has almost made herself devoid of feelings. So much so, her mom calls her Robot Girl. When she starts her senior year at a small private school, she fully expects her new BFF to be the perky girl sitting to her left. What she didn’t expect was to be drawn in by the “Ghost Boy” to her right. Ghost Boy, or Johan, doesn’t really like people, but he makes an exception for Bea.

Their friendship is like no other. They speak the truth, go to quirky bars, have an anti-prom and call a late night talk radio show. They push and pull each other closer and away. It’s love without the romance, but twice the drama. But a surprise discovery has Johan pulling Bea even further into his world. Then something tragic happens, and Johan pushes Bea away almost completely, just when she needs him the most.

I was shocked at how much I loved this book. It’s heartbreaking, funny, and quirky. I couldn’t put it down. I finished this book awhile ago, and I still catch myself thinking about it. If you loved Paper Towns by John Green, then you’ll definitely want to pick this one up.

1 comment:

sinnamon said...

is it too late to comment??