Willful Machines

Willful Machines

Book - 2015
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In a near-future America, a sentient computer program named Charlotte has turned terrorist, but Lee Fisher, the closeted son of an ultraconservative President, is more concerned with keeping his Secret Service detail from finding out about his developing romance with Nico, the new guy at school, but when the spider-like robots that roam the school halls begin acting even stranger than usual, Lee realizes he is Charlotte's next target.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2015.
Edition: First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781481432771
148143277X
Branch Call Number: YAF FLOREEN, TIM
Characteristics: 356 pages ; 22 cm

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AL_KATHRYNR Nov 18, 2016

Though the overt premise is a sci-fi, this book is an insightful, deep investigation of what it is like to be closeted and dealing with mental health issues in a conservative community. Well written and clever, this book is a must read for the current times.

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joelbutler
Dec 17, 2015

So your father is the president of the United States and he's battling an Artificial Intelligence terrorist by enforcing conservative values and it just so happens that you are in the closet. Now a new transfer student has made you weak in the knees and you have to sneak pass your security detail just to meet up but there is also something going seriously wrong with the robots you make to relax.

This debut novel has a few implausible moments but overall is a fun read.

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Jan 02, 2016

wickedivine thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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