Spare and Found Parts

Spare and Found Parts

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Nell Crane has never held a boy's hand. In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts--an arm, a leg, an eye--Nell has always been an outsider. Her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs that everyone now uses. But she's the only one with her machinery on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. And as her community rebuilds, everyone is expected to contribute to the society's good ... but how can Nell live up to her father's revolutionary ideas when she has none of her own? Then she finds a lost mannequin's hand while salvaging on the beach, and inspiration strikes. Can Nell build her own companion in a world that fears advanced technology? The deeper she sinks into this plan, the more she learns about her city--and her father, who is hiding secret experiments of his own. Sarah Maria Griffin's haunting literary debut will entrance fans of Patrick Ness' Chaos Walking series, Paolo Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker, and Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062408884
Characteristics: iii, 399 pages ;,22 cm.


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Apr 15, 2017

It was interesting, Once you started reading it, it was good, But it kinda got boring, and then better again.
It had a very interesting story idea and nice writing, so it was worth reading.

ArapahoeCatherine Dec 29, 2016

I'd have given this four or even four and a half stars but there were several times while reading this that I felt it wouldn't necessarily appeal to its intended audience (teens, presumably). Also, I found the frequent shifts from first to second to third person perspectives jarring. Overall though, it's well-written and intriguing and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Bonus points: the audiobook reader is Irish, which made for great listening!

Cynthia_N Dec 22, 2016

Interesting read! I didn't notice until the end that the boy on the front has a tea kettle for a head which makes him match the story!

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May 18, 2019

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