How to Say Goodbye In Robot

How to Say Goodbye In Robot, by Natalie Standiford
How to Say Goodbye In Robot, by Natalie Standiford

When Beatrice, aka Robot Girl, moves to a new town and meets Jonah, aka Ghost Boy, they form an unexpected friendship. Jonah is a loner who hasn’t made a new friend (or much of an impression on anyone) since the third grade–but he might make the exception for Bea. Bea describes herself as Robot Girl (except for the made-out-of-metal part). As this quirky tale unfolds,  Bea and Jonah bond through honest conversations, shared escapades, and late night calls into an “old-timer radio show.” As their friendship grows, Bea learns about Jonah’s history and their relationship becomes more meaningful than either of them ever expected.

This is a unique and quirky book. When I finished reading it, I couldn’t help but think that it would be well received as an independent film– its full of quirky characters, dialogue that would benefit from the right delivery, and a dash of tragic heroism. The cover is a bright and cheery pink, but the book itself is wonderfully sad. These two characters are tossed into their own little world, beautifully suited for one another in their eccentricity. They view the world just a little bit differently, and  Natalie Standiford wrote the book to match-and managed to create an eccentric world filled with delightfully individual characters.

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