Friday, July 1, 2016


From the publishers:
From the minds of Tom Angleberger, the New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Origami Yoda series, and Paul Dellinger, an adult science-fiction writer, comes a funny middle school story with a memorable robot title character. Reluctant readers and robot lovers in elementary and middle school will enjoy this fast-paced read that shows just how strange a place middle school can be, particularly when the new student is a state-of-the-art robot.

When Max—Maxine Zealster—befriends her new robot classmate Fuzzy, part of Vanguard One Middle School's new Robot Integration Program, she helps him learn everything he needs to know about surviving middle school—the good, the bad, and the really, really, ugly. Little do they know that surviving sixth grade is going to become a true matter of life and death, because Vanguard has an evil presence at its heart: a digital student evaluation system named BARBARA that might be taking its mission to shape the perfect student to extremes!

With a strong female main character who will appeal to all readers, Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger's new novel offers readers a fresh take on robots. Fuzzy will find its place in the emerging category of bestselling books featuring robots, including Jon Scieszka' s Frank Einstein series and James Patterson's House of Robots.

My thoughts:
This just screams of a great summer book - eases the boredom of long days with a fast-paced, funny adventure through middle school.  Vice Principal Barbara is determined to send Max to reform school and Fuzzy, her best friend is just as determined to save Max. It makes it even more exciting because Barbara and Fuzzy are both robots who can learn and adjust and react like humans with their own "fuzzy logic" or artificial intelligence. Can Max gain the trust of her parents again? Will she be able to save Fuzzy? Will she ever get through a whole week without flunking a test or getting detention?
Fun end for a fun book. Will there be more?

Publication date: August 16, 2016

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