Title: How To Say Goodbye In Robot
Author: Natalie Strandiford
Publisher: Scholastic Press
High school senior Beatric Szabo has never really been normal. Her family has moved around so often that she’s never had actual friends, and her own mother often calls her a “Robot Girl.” Then, in Baltimore, she strikes up an odd friendship with Jonah Tate, a quiet, friendless guy in her class who has the unfortunate nickname of “Ghost Boy.” Bea and Jonah strike up an intense friendship, to everyone’s shock. Bea learns about learns about Jonah’s past, and certain events that made him who he is today, but even she cannot comprehend him sometimes, or predict what he had been planning to do for a long time…
How To Say Goodbye In Robot is a heartbreaking, cute, honest, and quirky all rolled into one. It very well may be my favorite book.
We're met with Bea. The girl who's family moves constantly, never settling somewhere. The girl who has parent issues. The girl who thinks herself as a robot, unable to feel any emotion. She often dreams of death, the way it'll feel being separated from the rest of the world. The calm of it all. That is until she meets Jonah. Jonah is the loner throughout the book. He hates communicating with other kids at his school, and lingers like, well, a ghost. But there's a reason behind all of it. Then they meet and the world stops as if it's only them and slowly, they start a friendship that will leave us all breathless.
Basically, this book is about real friendship and the love that can accompany it. No matter how bad you try to deny it. But it isn't a love story, but I often found myself urging that they did get together. Throughout the middle of the book, my eyes started to basically want to cry. Overall, this is seriously heart breaking and a great read. You'll have to read it to find out for yourself.