Girl Parts (Hardcover)

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What happens when a robot designed to be a boy's ideal "companion" develops a will of her own? A compulsively readable novel from a new talent.
David and Charlie are opposites. David has a million friends, online and off. Charlie is a soulful outsider, off the grid completely. But neither feels close to anybody. When David's parents present him with a hot Companion bot designed to encourage healthy bonds and treat his "dissociative disorder," he can't get enough of luscious redheaded Rose -- and he can't get it "soon." Companions come with strict intimacy protocols, and whenever he tries anything, David gets an electric shock. Parted from the boy she was built to love, Rose turns to Charlie, who finds he can open up, knowing Rose isn't real. With Charlie's help, the ideal "companion" is about to become her own best friend. In a stunning and hilarious debut, John Cusick takes rollicking aim at internet culture and our craving for meaningful connection in an uberconnected world.

About the Author


John M. Cusick is the author of Girl Parts and a literary agent representing young adult and middle-grade fiction writers. About Cherry Money Baby, he says, ?Class is a touchy subject in this country. I wanted to explore how our assumptions about money, sophistication, and self-worth can cloud our vision.? He lives with his girlfriend in Brooklyn.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763649302
ISBN-10: 0763649309
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: August 10th, 2010
Pages: 218
Language: English