Boy Robot

Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
3.5 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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In a single night, Isaak's life changed forever. His adoptive parents were killed, a mysterious girl saved him from a team of soldiers, and he learned of his own dark and destructive origin - an origin he doesn't want to believe, but one he cannot deny.

Isaak is a Robot: a government-made synthetic human, produced as a weapon and now hunted, marked for termination.

He and the Robots can only find asylum with the Underground - a secret network of Robots and humans working together to ensure a coexistent future.

To be protected by the Underground, Isaak will have to make it there first. But with a deadly military force tasked to find him at any cost, his odds are less than favorable.

Now Isaak must decide whether to hold on to his humanity and face possible death, or to embrace his true nature in order to survive, at the risk of becoming the weapon he was made to be.

©2016 Simon Curtis (P)2016 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"A fascinating premise and plenty of action." ( Kirkus)

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Amazing!!!!

This book blows my mind!!!!!!! And I need the sequel!!!!!! Love this to it's core!!

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Terrible

I was very excited to read this book but the writing reads like it was written by your average high school student. After finishing the book there remain large sections of the story that never connect to the main plot and seemingly were added just to make this a novel rather than a short story. Multiple times I found myself confused as to what was going on in the book. It’s been a few years since I started to read a book and then consider not finishing. I considered this multiple times with Boy Robot. The plot never goes anywhere other than down very predictable avenues. Character development is nonexistent except for the short stories about characters who never fit into the main storyline. Those sections were the most enjoyable but still frustrating due to how they had no affiliation to the greater plot. The premise is promising but YA LGBT fans deserve that such a story be told by a decent writer.

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Awesome

I bought this on sale to give it a try and it was so much better than I had thought it'd be!