Girl Parts

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David and Charlie are opposites. David has a million friends, online and off. Charlie is a soulful outsider, off the grid completely. But neither feels close to anybody. When David’s parents present him with a hot Companion bot designed to encourage healthy bonds and treat “dissociative disorder,” he can’t get enough of luscious, redheaded Rose — and he can’t get it soon. Companions come with strict intimacy protocols, and whenever he tries anything, David gets an electric shock. Severed from the boy she was ...

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Overview

David and Charlie are opposites. David has a million friends, online and off. Charlie is a soulful outsider, off the grid completely. But neither feels close to anybody. When David’s parents present him with a hot Companion bot designed to encourage healthy bonds and treat “dissociative disorder,” he can’t get enough of luscious, redheaded Rose — and he can’t get it soon. Companions come with strict intimacy protocols, and whenever he tries anything, David gets an electric shock. Severed from the boy she was built to love, Rose turns to Charlie, who finds he can open up to her, knowing that she isn’t real. With Charlie’s help, the ideal “companion” is about to become her own best friend.

In a stunning and hilarious debut, John M. Cusick takes rollicking aim at Internet culture and our craving for meaningful connection in an uber-connected world.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781455856251
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 2/14/2012
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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John M. Cusick is a 2007 graduate of Wesleyan University. About Girl Parts he says, "It is easy to feel lonely, despite the immediacy of technological connection. This is a story about human connections, how they catch us by surprise and challenge who we are." A literary agent of books for children and teens, he lives in Brooklyn.
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  • Posted December 11, 2010

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    Reviewed by McKenzie Tritt for Teens Read Too

    David is a popular jock. Charlie is an outcast who would rather spend his time alone or with his dad. Neither one, however, is very close to anyone. When David's parents give him an attractive female Companion robot designed to encourage social interaction, things get a little haywire. David wants more than Rose is willing to give - and she shocks him when he tries too much. After a turn of events, Rose finds Charlie, and both connect to each other like never before. Each boy experiences what love and loss are and how to deal with the consequences. John Cusick's story is an original, funny one that is very relevant in today's world of Facebook and texts. Though people can instantly be connected, they often aren't genuinely close. David and Charlie are typical teenagers who are experiencing just that until Rose, the gorgeous bot, comes along. She changes their perspectives after a few hard-earned lessons, teaching them that connections aren't immediate and that love is something we must work towards. Charlie and David are likeable enough, but I wish we got to know more about them. We didn't know much about their pasts, nor their daily lives. I would've liked more involvement between real life and their time spent with Rose. I did, though, enjoy the focus on Rose and her development of feelings and interactions with the world around her. It became an interesting ethical debate, whether Rose was something that could simply be turned off, or whether she had developed real emotions that allowed her to live. GIRL PARTS is a refreshing and humorous novel that brings up plenty of important questions about today's society. I recommend it to anyone looking for a contemporary science fiction read that will have you laughing. On another note, I look forward to a hopeful sequel, as I wish to learn more about Rose and to find out what happens after that gosh darn cliffhanger!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2010

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    Expected a little more

    It was such a relief to be connected to a simple, 200 pager instead of big, chunky 400 pager. Don't get me wrong I love to read, but unless it's one of my favorite books, I can only take so much of it. Girl Parts was the perfect length, not too short and not too long.

    The characters were really fun to read about, especially Rose. Don't get me wrong, I loved Charlie and David was fun too, but Rose was just wonderful. I loved her curious attitude and also how pure she was!

    Girl Parts was a pretty quick read; there wasn't a lot of boring parts, but not a lot of exciting ones either. I felt like the story kept building up, only to realize that there wasn't much it was building up to. The story was good, I guess I just wish there was more (depth) to it.

    The whole idea behind Girl Parts was so interesting! I've never read a book about robots and now that I know what I've been missing, I'll have to check some more out.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    Funny, perfect length, not just for kids

    I usually do not read y.a. but this one turned my head. It is a satire on technology as a cause of dissociative disorder, yet using even more advanced technology, like robotic girls, to improve human connectedness. I do not think most young readers would pick up on the humor of it as much as mature kids and adults. Good book to read with your teenager as it can help spark many discussions.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2010

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    Not what I expected

    I really expected more out of this book. I had high hopes for it but it never was what I wanted. I was able to read through it quickly, but found that that the plot needed something more...


    David is disagnoised with being Disassociated. With this, his doctor prescribes him not drugs but a machine to help him become more associated with the world. David sees the machine as nothing but a sex toy. All he wants to do is make out and have sex it with it. Because of this problem with teenage boys, the company removes all girl parts from the machine, thus the name of the book.


    David does learn somewhat of how to establish a stable good relationship. If he tries something not good, then he is punished by electric shocks. David learns quickly that he must earn trust and establish a relationship before even trying to kiss Rose.


    Charlie is also a disassociate but his father did not approve of the program. When David gets mad at Rose, Rose runs into Charlie in which he helps her.


    There is so much going on in this book with the three different POV's going on. It was hard to keep up, but just to me too many story lines. Also I enjoyed Rose finally making up her own mind and doing what she needed to do. I wish I could see more from Rose POV rather than David and Charlie.


    This book contains drugs, suscide, sex, and cursing. In all the book was an easy read, but nothing that I would read again.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2014

    First, I LOVE the cover! It's gorgeous! I had HIGH hopes for thi

    First, I LOVE the cover! It's gorgeous! I had HIGH hopes for this book and I expected this to be amazing. Sadly, I was let down. Maybe it was just me? I actually purchased the hardback AND the audio (they were on sale). To be honest, it felt like the book was meant for a young man (teenager) to read. To tell the truth, I felt disconnected. The word 'disconnected' is a perfect description. The story started out good, but sort of went down hill from there. I really wanted to love this book and it upsets me, because I didn't. Also, the ending was a major let down. Too many unanswered questions.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2013

    When I first saw this book I thought that the topic would be int

    When I first saw this book I thought that the topic would be interesting to read about. Every review I looked at basically said it was good or great. Then I got the book and read it and while it wasn't the worst book in the world I know I won't be buying it from a store or reading it again ever. While the plot for it sounds good it just didn't live up to what I thought it should have. I also wish the characters weren't so "dull". I don't like to use that word for them but there is really no other way to describe it. Over all, the book didn't completely suck because it did have it's moments but between David's pathetic attempts at being with Rose and his hook up scene along with a few other parts that could have just been better for me I kind of wish I just hadn't read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Interesting Concept

    The book basically is about very life- like blow-up dolls for teenage boys who are disassociated from reality. It does discuss an important phenomenon of today's rimes. Teens spend so much time online and playing video games that they are increasingly detached from reality with little empathy for others. In this story David watches a teen girl commit suicide on his computer, but fails to react by alerting anyone about what he's seen. This leads his parents to enroll him in a program that provides him with a Companion- the android like doll, which is supposed to help him develop that missing empathy.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

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    Creepy and georgeous, I liked this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2010

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    Great novel for adults and teens

    There are many issues embedded in this sci-fi young adult novel. Would be a great book for discussions, whether a book club, reading group, or parents to read with their teens. Brings up many reckless things teens do, like drinking, sex, internet sites, with an overall theme of emotional connectedness. It's got it all. Who wouldn't want to read it?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 10, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    Its a nice book

    Its good for some people and bad for others so im going with 3 stars ok and im single and a girl and needs love

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    Eeeehhhh

    It was stupid to me. I found it extremely addicting though i do think its worth it if you're bored but...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2010

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    good read

    Girl parts was an interesting original book. i liked the book because of the message but to me some of the characters were confusing in the beginning, and the part at the end with Rose really confusing because it happened really fast. But i loved the story line and the characters and the problems intertwined in Girl parts and i still recommend it to anyone looking for a good fast book to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2010

    Original!

    she is a bot, no she's not! anyway, she's hot! great characters and entertaining story.

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  • Posted August 14, 2010

    Girls and Guys alike will enjoy the book from this debut author

    GIRL PARTS, by John Cusick, centers around two contrasting high school boys dealing with the same "dissociative disorder" that they are diagnosed with. Companions are given to teens who are having face-to-face connection issues to learn boundaries of communication in "real life". In his debut novel, Cusick humorously explores the fate of those who are disconnected from society through technology.

    This book was a pleasant unexpected surprise. Cusick molded a story around two totally different teens (popular troublemaker versus unpopular nerd) and their link through one not so human Companion, Rose. Both these characters had me laughing out loud during awkward date moments and general male-hormone-driven thoughts.

    I liked the concept of the Companions. Through Rose's point of view we are able to see how technologically advanced the Sakora Solutions company really is (it's a bit scary too if you ask me!). Rose started off as pretty stiff in her movements and speech but through her "learning" she eventually looked and acted like any other female. She definitely won my heart with her innocence and downright sweetness.

    Overall, this book was definitely different and I think girls and guys alike will enjoy it. It was hilarious, romantic, and definitely bittersweet. I look forward to reading future releases from this talented author.

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