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How To Say Goodbye In Robot

4 Ratings: 2.8
A book by Natalie Standiford

Starred Review. Grade 9 Up—Because of her father's academic career, Beatrice Szabo's family has moved multiple times, most recently from Ithaca, NY, to Baltimore. In order to protect herself from the emotional fallout caused by the constant moves … see full wiki

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Author: Natalie Standiford
Publisher: Scholastic Press
4 reviews about How To Say Goodbye In Robot
review by . January 09, 2010
Natalie Standiford's debut novel is wise and quirky, expressive and humorous, and completely unforgettable.The story doesn't start out in any amazing way. For the first few pages, it's just a regular old story. But then, with the introduction of [radio show] and Jonah's reaction to Bea's attempts at conversation, a completely different story is started. What's Jonah's problem? Who tells someone to listen to something and then not want to discuss it? Who IS Ghost Boy? But, of course, there is never …
review by . November 23, 2009
I have read all of Natalie Standiford's books which is why this one was really high on my "wishlist".    I have to say that How To Say Goodbye in Robot was not really in the genre that she normally writes - which is not to say that it was not good, it is simply not at all romantic or YA chick litty. I must admit that I was a little bummed out at this. I like my YA to have some romance, however, this book offers a different take on YA and how there are many different levels of …
review by . September 27, 2009
Bea is not a stranger to moving, and consequently, she's given up on lasting friendships. Since her latest move to Baltimore, Bea has figured she'll probably end up buddies with some random but overly friendly girl at her new school. Instead, Bea finds herself sitting next to Jonah, a withdrawn and sullen boy who hasn't made a friend since the third grade, and somehow their less than cordial introduction morphs into something in the realm of friendship. And they certainly make an interesting duo, …
review by . September 10, 2009
Bea and her family are constantly on the move, going from town to town for her father's job. But their latest movie from Ithaca to Baltimore is different somehow. Bea's mom is acting strange and is accusing Bea of being an unfeeling robot girl, and her dad is absent a lot. Bea goes to her new school, not expecting much, and somehow makes friends with Jonah, aka Ghost Boy, the strange guy who hasn't had a friend since the third grade. He and Bea form some sort of bond through a late night radio show, …
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