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By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Satire of school surveillance hits the mark.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+


My 11 year old kid read this because it was assigned for her and loved it! She wishes there was a sequel. But, there are a few bad words.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (1 ):

There are plenty of stories about robots who wish they were human, but this cheerful, charming, and easy-to-read novel offers a fresh outlook and some original plotting. Fuzzy focuses on some of the absurdities of middle school, and the "Big Brother" surveillance setup ensures that the stakes are high for Max and her robotic friend, Fuzzy. Reluctant readers may especially enjoy the fast pace and snappy dialogue, but anyone is likely to be captivated by this tale of kids learning to feel empathy for a new student.

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