Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Fuzzy by Tom Angleberger, Paul Dellinger

Imagine a robot that can feel emotions.  It doesn't seem real, does it?  In this story, it's possible.

Amulet Books sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It's been published and you can grab a copy now.

They are sending this robot to school.  It's to teach him interactions with humans, to use his own logic to program himself to respond in the appropriate manner, and to finish his training period.  He's named Fuzzy because he uses fuzzy logic.  (After reading about it, I think I do, too.)

He has one student assigned to him as a mentor and she's happy to do that.  The problem is the computer at the school is out to get her.  She's getting bad grades on tests she's studied hard for and thought she had right.  She gets demerits for being late when a teacher held her up.  Sometimes the school blocks her so she's late!  Her parents are mad at her.  She may get kicked out of school.  But when Fuzzy goes to class with her, he can see her test and he knows she only missed one question.  Something about this school stinks.

Fuzzy likes his new friends, going to school and visiting the homes of other students.  He doesn't want to complete his mission he was designed for.  When they talk about rebooting his brain, he knows he has to do something.  What he does is try to save Max from the school computer's wrath for being different.  It turns out to be quite the battle!

I was really feeling for Fuzzy and hated to see the end of the book coming up but the authors were heroes and came up with a happy ending.

This book was well worth the read and I'll be reading it again.  I enjoyed it a lot.  Why not share an exciting fun tale with your young one?

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