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Author Fox, Helen, 1962-

Title Eager / Helen Fox.

Publisher New York : Wendy Lamb Books, 2004.
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 Columbine Library  YA SF FICTION FOX    ON SHELF
Summary Unlike Grumps, their old-fashioned robot, the Bell family's new robot, Eager, is programmed to not merely obey but to question, reason, and exercise free will. It's the end of the 21st century where technocrats rule and robots take care of humans' every need. Your house watches you, knows your secrets, and talks to you. And your closest friend can be a machine? Gavin Bell and his teenage sister Fleur come from a middle-class family. Their much-loved, old-fashioned robot, Grumps, is running down and can't be repaired, so a scientist friend loans them EGR3, an experimental new robot to help Grumps. EGR3, known as Eager, learns from his experiences, as a child would. He feels emotions, wonder, excitement, and loss. When the ultra high-tech, eerily human BDC4 robots begin to behave suspiciously, Eager and the Bells are drawn into a great adventure that is sometimes dark and often humorous. As Eager's extraordinary abilities are tested to the limit he will try to find the answer to this question..What does it mean to be alive?
Interest Age 008-012.
Note A Junior Library Guild selection.
Subject Robots -- Juvenile fiction.
Child Subj Robots -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Genre/Form Science fiction.
Local Subj Young adult collection.
ISBN 0385746725 (trade hardcover)
0385909039 (library binding)
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