Eager

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Random House Children's Books, Dec 18, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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It's the end of the 21st century where technocrats rule and robots take care of humans’ every need. Your house watches you, knows your secrets, and talks to you. And your closest friend can be—a machine?

Gavin Bell and his teenage sister Fleur come from a middle-class family. Their much-loved, old-fashioned robot, Grumps, is running down and can’t be repaired, so a scientist friend loans them EGR3, an experimental new robot to help Grumps. EGR3, known as Eager, learns from his experiences, as a child would. He feels emotions—wonder, excitement, and loss. When the ultra high-tech, eerily human BDC4 robots begin to behave suspiciously, Eager and the Bells are drawn into a great adventure that is sometimes dark and often humorous. As Eager’s extraordinary abilities are tested to the limit, he will try to find the answer to this question: What does it mean to be alive?


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It's the end of the 21st century where technocrats rule and robots take car of humans' every need. Your house watches you, knows you secrets, and talks to you. And your closest friend can be----a machine? Gavin Bell and his teenage sister Fleur come from a middle-class family. The BDC4 robots begin to act strange> 

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I wasn't expecting much at all out of this book, especially as a teenager on summer break, but as i got into it, I loved it. It not only was a terrifically written and full of creative humor and suspense, but it also had a strong message. I feel that I have to say that Eager was the best book I have ever read.
100% worth it.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
4
Section 3
13
Section 4
23
Section 5
33
Section 6
41
Section 7
49
Section 8
61
Section 16
150
Section 17
158
Section 18
178
Section 19
187
Section 20
197
Section 21
205
Section 22
214
Section 23
227

Section 9
70
Section 10
78
Section 11
100
Section 12
111
Section 13
125
Section 14
133
Section 15
140
Section 24
236
Section 25
247
Section 26
260
Section 27
271
Section 28
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About the author (2008)

Helen Fox lives in London with her husband, who is a scientist. Before she became a writer, she worked as a primary teaching assistant, and trained and worked as an actress. This is her first novel.


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