Girl Parts by John M. Cusick
This humorous book satires our online, internet culture by taking it to an almost ridiculous extreme. When David Sun and 750 other people watch a classmate commit suicide online without giving it a second thought, his parents decide he has an emotional disorder which keeps him from connecting with other people. Their ironic solution is MORE technology, even though his thousands of online friends are clearly one of his issues. The parents quickly purchase him a Companion Bot, a gorgeous life-like android, named Rose to “dissuade dehumanizing behaviors and encourage healthy human interaction.” Although Rose is programmed to be agreeable to her human, when spoiled David realizes she has no real “girl parts,” he rejects her, breaking her heart. Luckily for Rose, when she tries to drown her electronic self, she is rescued by Charlie, a shy boy who is nearly the exact opposite of David. Readers won’t be able to wait to find out what happens with Rose, David and Charlie.
This book was a funny and enjoyable read. I would recommend it to readers looking for something humorous, or who are technology fans.