NPR Best Books of 2018
A teen girl and her robot embark on a cross-country mission in
this illustrated science fiction story, perfect for fans of
Ready Player One and Black Mirror.
In late 1997, a runaway teenager and her small yellow toy robot
travel west through a strange American landscape where the ruins of
gigantic battle drones litter the countryside, along with the
discarded trash of a high-tech consumerist society addicted to a
virtual-reality system. As they approach the edge of the continent,
the world outside the car window seems to unravel at an ever faster
pace, as if somewhere beyond the horizon, the hollow core of
civilization has finally caved in.