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What to Read Wednesday – BOY + BOT by Amy Dyckman March 5, 2014

Posted by Karin Perry in Check this out!.
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Boy and Bot

One day, a boy and a robot meet in the woods. They play. They have fun.

But when Bot gets switched off, Boy thinks he’s sick. The usual remedies—applesauce, reading a story—don’t help, so Boy tucks the sick Bot in, then falls asleep.

Bot is worried when he powers on and finds his friend powered off. He takes Boy home with him and tries all his remedies: oil, reading an instruction manual. Nothing revives the malfunctioning Boy! Can the Inventor help fix him?

Using the perfect blend of sweetness and humor, this story of an adorable duo will win the hearts of the very youngest readers.

I am a sucker for good friendship stories.  It’s something that sticks out for me after reading a book,  no matter if it is a picture book or a young adult novel. Friendship doesn’t always have to be the main focus of the story like it is in BOY + BOT. For example, in the Vladimir Tod series the focus is on Vlad living as normal a life as possible even though he is a vampire. That and learning about his destiny and saving the world – maybe from himself. Through all of the danger and drama of this series, Henry, Vlad’s best friend, is a rock. Vlad is free to be himself and always can count on the truth when Henry is there.

Another great friendship can be found in the I HUNT KILLERS series by Barry Lyga. Jazz, the son of the most notorious serial killer, and Howie, his hemophiliac, best friend are a great pair. Jazz relies on Howie to keep him grounded and to remember that he doesn’t have to live a life like his father. That he can choose to have a good life.

So, I know there are so many other books that have great friendships. What are some that you can remember? Please leave them in the comments so I can track them down and read them if I haven’t already.

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Boy and Bot




1. Molly Bates - March 5, 2014

For what grade levels would you recommend the I HUNT KILLERS series?

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2. Karin Perry - March 7, 2014

High school. 🙂 It is gory.

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