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How to Say Goodbye in Robot

How to Say Goodbye in Robot

by Natalie Standiford

The new girl in town, Beatrice is expecting her new best friend to be one of the girls she meets on the first day. But instead, the alphabet conspires to seat her next to Jonah, aka Ghost Boy, a quiet loner who hasn't made a new friend since third grade.

Something about him, though, gets to Bea, and soon they form an unexpected friendship. It's not romance, exactly — but it's definitely love. Still, Bea can't quite dispel Jonah's gloom and doom — and as she finds out his family history, she understands why. Can Bea help Jonah? Or is he destined to vanish?

Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 7 - 9
Grade Level Equivalent
4.2
Lexile Measure
560L
DRA
60
Guided Reading
W
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
288
Genre
Young Adult

About the Author

Natalie Standiford Natalie Standiford is the author of many books for teens and children. Her middle grade novel The Secret Tree "takes its rightful place in the now classic genre of 'neighborhood kids' that began with Beverly Cleary," said The New York Times, which named it a Notable Children's Book of 2012. Her young adult novels include How to Say Goodbye in Robot, Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters, and The Boy on the Bridge.

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