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How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford
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Feb 08, 10

bookshelves: young-adult
Read in January, 2010

This book has been staring at me from my shelf for a long time. I was a bit reluctant to read it after the initial hype because, honestly, most "literary" books bore me to tears. Then, I read a review that described the voice and dialogue as "Whedon-esque". That had me sold. Kinda. (Because "Whedon-esque" is an awful high expectation to live up to.)

Finally, I gave in, and I'm glad I did. This was one of those books that really draws you in, makes you feel what the character feels (which, btw, is not always warm and fuzzy). While I would put the voice more on par with Marti Noxon than Joss Whedon, it was still Buffy-worthy. And, I loved the relationship between Robot Girl and Ghost Boy. It felt so real and honest, like the one from Sara Zarr's Sweethearts.
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