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Length: 369 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English Age Level: 14 - 99 Grade Level: 9 - 9

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"Smart, brave and utterly original, WILLFUL MACHINES asks questions that matter. Tim Floreen’s unforgettable debut will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading." -- Amie Kaufman, New York Times Bestselling Author of ILLUMINAE and THESE BROKEN STARS

"WILLFUL MACHINES is as exciting as it is heartbreaking. A deft mixture of science fiction, gritty action, and sweet first love, Tim Floreen’s debut is everything I want from a book." -- Shaun David Hutchinson, author of The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

"WILLFUL MACHINES is a thought-provoking thrillerwrapped around a fascinating concept—skillfully mixed in with basic humandilemmas. Tim Floreen’s tale convincingly depicts a world where machinescan pass as human, but humans still struggle with age-old questions: “Howmuch control do I have over my own life? Who can I dare to trust? Who can Idare to love?”" -- Margaret Peterson Haddix, New York Times Bestselling Author

*** "From a first-person perspective, Lee fumbles from self-deprecation to self-confidence. As varied as his opinions are of himself, so too is the landscape, mixing technology with gothic settings à la Poe and Stoker. Gothic, gadget-y, gay: a socially conscious sci-fi thriller to shelve between The Terminator and Romeo and Juliet." -- Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

"This is a well-written title [that] will cause students to think aboutthe future. Science fiction fans especially will enjoy the story.", School Library Connection

"This book will find an audience for anyone who likes a good romance/thriller but also should resonate with those who are coming to terms with and discovering their own sexuality and self-awareness. An excellent debut thriller that will reach a wide range of readers.", School Library Journal

"From start to finish, Floreen builds a world in a future near enough to resonate with teens’ realities. The question of whether machines can possess free will–and if so, what separates man and machine—is thought provoking and handled maturely. Readers will clamor for a sequel.", Booklist

"Floreen’s thoughtful debut calls into question the definition of humanity and the nature of love. Genuine twists should catch readers off-guard [...]and the story raises intriguing ideas about free will, morality, and growing up.", Publishers Weekly

"A tightly knit thriller that will delight both its targeted teen audience and adults who enjoy a wonderfully created futuristic world.", Lambda Literary --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Tim Floreen majored in English at Yale and earned a Master’s degree in creative writing at Boston University. He now lives in San Francisco with his partner and their two cats. Willful Machines is his first novel. You can find him online at TimFloreen.com or on Twitter at @TimFloreen. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • File Size : 3296 KB
  • Print Length : 369 pages
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Publisher : Simon Pulse; Reprint Edition (20 October 2015)
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B00TBKYJ7K
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 30 ratings
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