Category: 9-12 Age Group Fiction Book
Score: 5/5 (I’d give more if I could)
Synopsis: (Goodreads) When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz’s only hope is to learn from the island’s hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot’s mysterious past comes back to haunt her….
Review: This is honestly one of the best books I have ever read for this age group. I wish I had the full version with the illustrations but I will take my Advanced Copy and keep it forever.
It’s a story about a Robot Roz who after a ship wreck ends up on an island inhabited by only animals. At first they are all scared of her as she is new and different and doesn’t speak their language. Something happens and Roz is thrown in to the roll of caretaker when she doesn’t even know who she is herself and what her purpose is.
Over the time she is on the island she learns to communicate with the animals and herself and finds her purpose and love. Love that can only happen with true family.
This is an easy and very fast read, if I didn’t have to be an adult and work it would have been done in one night. It’s a great book for all kids and I think it’s something that should be read as the messages are beautiful and true. This story touches on everything from acceptance and prejudice, hate and love. Being true to who you are and accepting other people who they are. That we may all be different but all good people on the inside. Don’t judge a book by its cover. I could go on but these are some of the big themes I wanted to mention. In this day and age with all the hate in our world we need books like this to show kids that it is not necessary we can all get along and love each other.
It also ended like it was going to be other books and I say bring them on. I look forward to more stories with Roz and her friends.