Girl Parts

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How did I get it?:
Given to me by Luna’s Little Library

Synopsis:

What happens when a robot designed to be a boy’s ideal “companion” develops a will of her own? A compulsively readable novel from a new talent.

David and Charlie are opposites. David has a million friends, online and off. Charlie is a soulful outsider, off the grid completely. But neither feels close to anybody. When David’s parents present him with a hot Companion bot designed to encourage healthy bonds and treat his “dissociative disorder,” he can’t get enough of luscious redheaded Rose — and he can’t get it soon. Companions come with strict intimacy protocols, and whenever he tries anything, David gets an electric shock. Parted from the boy she was built to love, Rose turns to Charlie, who finds he can open up, knowing Rose isn’t real. With Charlie’s help, the ideal “companion” is about to become her own best friend. In a stunning and hilarious debut, John Cusick takes rollicking aim at internet culture and our craving for meaningful connection in an uberconnected world.

Thoughts:

This is another of a selection of books that Luna from Luna’s Little Library gave me to read. She pretty much knows my taste in books, so I was excited to start this book. Girl Parts is an incredibly easy book to read, which doesn’t take very long to read at all, considering it is just over 200 pages long.

Girl Parts is about Companion dolls that were created to be the perfect partners to troubled teenagers. They are as close to humans as robots can get. The Companions aren’t sex toys though, and have devices in place to ensure the relationship unfolds and develops at a steady pace. The Companion doll would become more human-like the more time you spent interacting with it.

I thought the characters were well written, but not all particularly likeable. They were real characters though, so not liking David didn’t affect my enjoyment of the book. David loves to party and is becoming slightly out of control, so his parents decide to reign him in by getting him the Companion Rose. David isn’t a likeable character, so it is easy to see why his parents want to straighten him out. Rose was my favourite character in this book. I thought she really shone through. It was great to read how she developed and began to think for herself. I loved her interactions with David and his friends, because of course, she’s nothing like them. There were some funny moments too. David and Rose’s relationship isn’t easy though and that’s where the story begins to pick up pace. It’s just frustrating that it ended when it did, because I felt a lot of issues were unresolved and it felt rushed.

Girl Parts is definitely worth a read though, if you’re looking for a short, interesting read. It may not have the best ending, but it’s still an entertaining, well written book.

Would I recommend it?:
Yes!

Reading next:
The Sea Sisters- Lucy Clarke

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WWW Wednesday #32

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

Welcome to another WWW Wednesday post!

To join in with WWW Wednesday you need to answer 3 questions..

•What are you currently reading?
•What did you recently finish reading?
•What do you think you’ll read next?

Click on the book images to find out more about the book!

What are you currently reading?

17611169I am just beginning this book for a review feature later this month with my sister Beth. I’m looking forward to it. I’m hoping this is the book we’re BOTH going to enjoy. For some reason, books we’ve picked for our collaborations haven’t been a good read for both of us. I either dislike it, or we’re both not keen. Finger’s crossed for this one!

What did you recently finish reading?

7422080I was given this book by Luna from Luna’s Little Library. We’re usually into the same books, so I was excited to read this one. I liked this book, it was an easy read. My review will be up next week, so if you’re interested, feel free to come back and have a look!

What do you think you’ll read next?

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I have heard a LOT of good things about this book, so I can’t wait to check it out.

Please feel free to either answer these questions in the comments, or leave your links to your WWW Wednesday posts!

Stacking The Shelves #30

Click on the image to take you to Tynga's blog to learn more!

Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more!

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book image to get to its Goodreads page!

I have a HUGE haul this week. This comes from Random House’s blogger brunch, NetGalley, the Amazon kindle sale, my friend Luna lending me books and spending too much time in Foyles. Oops.

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This is me simply sitting behind Luna and I’s book haul after spending time in Foyles book shop in London.

So first things first- Random House. To read my account of my time at Random House click HERE

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This book is out now! I’ve finished it and reviewed it already, it’s an incredible read.. review HERE.

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I haven’t read any Lauren Kate before, so I’m intrigued.

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I’m very intrigued about this book. I’ll try to read it soon!

NetGalley:

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I like a crime/thriller read every now and again and this seems like a great choice!

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I’m so excited about this one. I did a little happy dance when I was approved.

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I love Jojo Moyes, she’s one of my auto-buy authors.

Bought in the Amazon Kindle Summer Sale:

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I adore Lindsey Kelk. Her books are so easy to read!

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These books just look like FUN and they have awesome titles.

Borrowed from Luna’s Library:

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Thanks to Luna for these beauties!

Foyles haul:

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A lot of these were recommended by Luna. So if I don’t like them I’ll blame her 😉

Gifts:

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A book from the queen of chick-lit. Don’t mind if I do!

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I’m intrigued by this book!

Phew! So that’s it for this week! Please feel free to leave links to your hauls and I’ll come by and see what you’ve got!