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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Girl Parts

John M. Cusick

240 pages

Published August 10th, 2010

Rating: B-

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 “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. Severed from the boy she was built to love, Rose turns to Charlie, who finds he can open up to her, knowing that she isn’t real. With Charlie’s help, the ideal “companion” is about to become her own best friend.

It was such a relief to be connected to a simple, 200 pager instead of big, chunky 400 pager. Don't get me wrong I love to read, but unless it's one of my favorite books, I can only take so much of it. Girl Parts was the perfect length, not too short and not too long.

The characters were really fun to read about, especially Rose. Don't get me wrong, I loved Charlie and David was fun too, but Rose was just wonderful. I loved her curious attitude and also how pure she was!

Girl Parts was a pretty quick read; there wasn't a lot of boring parts, but not a lot of exciting ones either. I felt like the story kept building up, only to realize that there wasn't much it was building up to. The story was good, I guess I just wish there was more (depth) to it.

The whole idea behind Girl Parts was so interesting! I've never read a book about robots and now that I know what I've been missing, I'll have to check some more out.


  1. I have this book but won't read it till early August or Late July...

    Thanks for the review =]

  2. Thanks for the review. Short and sweet. :)

    I want to read this one, but I'll admit it's not at the top of my TBR list. One of those books I'll borrow from the library, and if I end up loving it, I'll then buy it.

  3. I've been kind of on the fence about this one but it sounds like it is worth giving a try. Thanks for the review girl! :D


  4. Interesting concept, and the title is hilarious. Love the cover, as well. Good review: short and sweet, just like the novel, I guess. :)

  5. I've been feeling super excited about this one, so I was really interested to read your review. Sounds like it might not be as mind-blowingly fabulous as I was hoping for, but still sounds pretty interesting! I also agree about the relief of picking up a shorter book every now and then.

  6. Mmmm, I don't know if I should try this one. It sounds okay and very interesting. I mean I haven't read about robots in a long while. I love the cover of this book, it's beautiful. :)

  7. Excellent short and sweet review! I am definitely going to read this one. The cover is great.

  8. I get what you mean about the 200-page novel instead of a 400-page one. I recently read a short novel hoping it was light and fluffy but oh my, no. Lol. It's depressing and serious. Ah, well, I'm glad it got my emotions running.

    But anyway! This is an interesting concept, I must agree. I've never read anything about robots. The cover looks appealing as well. :P

  9. Even with the cons I think I would give this a shot


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