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How to Say Goodbye in Robot: 11/26/18
How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford is a YA novel about a Beatrice being forced to sit next to a boy everyone calls "Ghost Boy." He's the friendless weirdo that is this book's emotional punching bag because it's something that this type of novel requires.
Beatrice finds her creative voice at night through a talk radio show. That's where the Robot persona comes in. So there's lots and lots of talk radio transcripts that are supposed to boost the narrative through character development. Instead they just suck the life right out of the book.
Finally there is the book design itself. The pink cover is cute but the pink and san serif type face get incorporated inside the book making for an ugly, difficult read. Even with glasses this book is hard on the eyes.
Quirky? No. Memorable? No. Realistic? No. Fun? No.