Stranger Things meets robots in this sweet story about an unlikely friendship between two boys—one human, one android.
Eric Young is an android, but he doesn’t know. He does know that he’s just moved to Ashland, so it’s important to make the right kind of friends—the kind that would be interested in skateboarding and the new Slick sneakers his Uncle Martin sends him.
Danny Lazio doesn’t have any friends, but he doesn’t care. Even if his classmates don’t accept him, he still has Land X, the online role play game that he’s actually really good at. But then Eric takes an interest in Land X, and suddenly Danny thinks he might have found a real friend…if he can figure out the mystery behind Eric’s sudden disappearances and strange lifestyle.
It becomes harder to ignore the weird events that happen only around Eric. But uncovering the secret behind Eric’s identity is an act that might cost them both as powerful forces soon move in around them.
This heartfelt story about friendship and what it means to be human is sure to tug at your soul—or your soul-chip if you’re like Eric.
Praise for FRIENDROID
“A timely parable for this generation of digital natives.” ―Kirkus
“Vaughan presents another noteworthy sf middle-grade offering peppered with mystery.” ―Booklist
“For middle-grade readers who are ready to fight the power.” ―Publishers Weekly
Tens List: Ten Favorite Reads Ever
- Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
- Secret History, by Donna Tartt
- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
- Oedipus, by Sophocles
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by K. Rowling
- Nineteen Eighty Four, by George Orwell
- Of Human Bondage, by Somerset Maugham (not as racy as the title suggests!)
- The Dice Man, by Luke Rhinehart
- Perfume, by Patrick Süskind
- Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The daughter of South American parents, Monica Meira Vaughan grew up in Spain before moving to London at the age of five where she learnt English by watching Sesame Street and reading every Roald Dahl book she could get her hands on. On leaving school, and after a brief stint in public relations, Monica decided to train as a primary school teacher. She spent over ten years working in special needs, mostly with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, before becoming a full time writer.
Monica loves writing after midnight, building cardboard cities and playing Lego with her daughter. She lives in London, UK.
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Blog Tour Schedule:
MARCH 25th MONDAY The Book Enigma TENS LIST
MARCH 25th MONDAY A Dream Within A Dream TENS LIST