Video Review: Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin
Spare and Found Parts
Author: Sarah Maria Griffin
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Published: October 4th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic
Source: Gift from a friend who got it at BEA
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Nell Crane has always been an outsider. In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts—an arm, a leg, an eye—her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs everyone now uses. But Nell is the only one whose mechanical piece is on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. 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 idea when she has none of her own?
Then she finds a mannequin hand while salvaging on the beach—the first boy’s hand she’s ever held—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. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)
FTC Disclaimer: I received an advanced reader’s copy of Spare and Found Parts from a friend, who got it from BookExpo America. I was in no way compensated for this review.
I really enjoyed Spare and Found Parts, you guys! It was a very cool science fiction, post-apocalyptic story about a girl who feels like an outcast and decides to build a person to be her own companion. Only in her society, artificial intelligence is forbidden.
This is my first ever video review, other than one Kiddo’s Corner Review and Giveaway that we did last week. But I want to do these kinds of reviews every once in a while, because they’re fun to make!
Anyway, here is my review of Spare and Found Parts. I hope you enjoy!