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How To Say Goodbye In Robot

By Natalie Standiford

How To Say Goodbye In Robot
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  • Hardcover: Oct 2009,
    288 pages.
    Paperback: Dec 2010,
    288 pages.

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A moving and quirky novel for young adults about filling the spaces that loss leaves behind

Loss is a shapeshifter. It can manifest in a mover's truck, appear as a stream of tears on your mother's face, and can leave you feeling hollow and empty like a hole has been punctured in your skin and your insides have leaked out. How to Say Goodbye in Robot is about all of these forms of loss and the spaces they create - within a person and between people. Natalie Standiford skillfully reveals this rich emotional landscape as she takes the reader through the complicated, painful and gorgeous lives of her characters as they confront their losses and navigate the gaps left in their wake.

Bea Szabo has recently moved once again because of her father's work, this time to Baltimore. "I learned not to get too attached to anything. I stopped thinking of the houses we lived in as my house, or the street we lived on as my street. Or my friends as my friends." She has become so good at not ...

This book is well suited for upper-middle-grade and young adult readers.

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