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Willful Machines

Title

Willful Machines

Authors

Tim Floreen

Publisher

Simon Pulse

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781481432788

Pages

384 pages

Genre

science fiction

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In a near-future America, a sentient computer program named Charlotte has turned terrorist, but Lee Fisher, the closeted son of an ultraconservative President, is more concerned with keeping his Secret Service detail from finding out about his developing romance with Nico, the new guy at school. But when the spider-like robots that roam the school halls begin acting even stranger than usual, Lee realizes he is Charlotte's next target.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

HL700L

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Single parent; Homosexuality; Mental illness; single father; gay; gay teenager; depression; suicidal thoughts and/or tendencies

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single father

LGBTQ+

gay male

Keywords

dystopian; coming out; government; robots; Shakespeare; artificial intelligence; love; boarding school; President; politics; terrorism

Diversity Impact

direct

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