I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE TROUBLE WITH ROBOTS by Michelle Mohrweis Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. The Trouble With Robots is the kind of book I wish we had back when I was a kid. Told from two points of view, The Trouble With Robots is a contemporary story about a two girls (robotics team) that learn to work together despite the challenges facing them.
But it’s more than just a book about a plucky team coming together to beat the odds.
It’s also a story about two girls dealing with the sort of challenges that young readers today find themselves dealing with everyday. Neurodiversity, grief, and trauma are just of the issues that these kids learn to accept as they also learn to let go of the things they can’t control. Deeper than you’d expect from a middle grade novel at times and full of diverse characters, The Trouble With Robots is a great read that kids are bound to love.
Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
About The Book
Title: THE TROUBLE WITH ROBOTS
Author: Michelle Mohrweis
Pub. Date: September 27, 2022
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org
Evelyn strives for excellence. Allie couldn’t care less. These polar opposites must work together if they have any hope of saving their school’s robotics program.
Eighth-graders Evelyn and Allie are in trouble. Evelyn’s constant need for perfection has blown some fuses among her robotics teammates, and she’s worried nobody’s taking the upcoming competition seriously. Allie is new to school, and she’s had a history of short-circuiting on teachers and other kids.
So when Allie is assigned to the robotics team as a last resort, all Evelyn can see is just another wrench in the works! But as Allie confronts a past stricken with grief and learns to open up, the gears click into place as she discovers that Evelyn’s teammates have a lot to offer—if only Evelyn allowed them to participate in a role that plays to their strengths.
Can Evelyn learn to let go and listen to what Allie has to say? Or will their spot in the competition go up in smoke along with their school’s robotics program and Allie’s only chance at redemption?
An excellent pick for STEAM enthusiasts, this earnestly told narrative features a dual point of view and casually explores Autistic and LGBTQ+ identities.
“Full of girl power without ever showing them as outsiders in robotics because of their gender, this brings a diverse team to the page and shows the various skills needed to make a team succeed.”—Booklist
“Unsubtle but not overwrought, with genuinely inspiring kindness and collaboration found amid pain.”—Kirkus Reviews
About Michelle Mohrweis
Michelle Mohrweis is a STEM Educator and space enthusiast. When not writing, they can be found launching paper rockets down the middle of their street. They live with their husband and two dogs in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking and hogging all the best spots beside the heater when it gets too cold. Follow them on Twitter @Mohrweis_Writes and visit them on the web at MichelleMohrweis.com.
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1 winner will receive a finished copy of THE TROUBLE WITH ROBOTS, US Only.
Ends October 4th, midnight EST.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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