I really need to read the first of this series, because the second one was so fun. In this second book, George Gearing is excited to start his student apprenticeship at TinkerTech and possibly help with the rollout of the new MOD, "a wireless eye and earpiece combo that allows the wearer to access data just by thinking of it." But things go downhill fast when he arrives for his first day on the job. He bumps into the head of TinkerTech and makes him drop his wireless tablet almost as soon as he steps into the building. His least favorite girl, Patricia Volt, has also been chosen for an apprenticeship (mostly because her father is an executive of the company). And it doesn't get any better as the day goes on. Why won't anyone listen to him when he explains that there is something sinister going on and the new MODs may be dangerous? George may just have to fix things himself, with a little help from his faithful Jackbot and his friend Anne.
One of the things that makes this story so funny is the way everyone seems to have a tech related name: George Gearing, Patricia Volt, Anne Droid, Principal Qwerty, Nurse Linux, Dr. Micron, Otto Fender... Another thing that is appealing is the wonderful relationship between George and his robot companion, Jackbot. Jackbot finds a way past the guard robot so that he can stay with George while he's at TinkerTech; he writes love poetry to Patricia's grooming-bot, Cookie; he is one cool little droid. And George is one seriously smart and determined kid. I can't wait to read the rest of the series - and young readers who enjoy gadgets and sci-fi will love it.
224 pages Ages 7-10 978-0544339347
Recommended by: Keyword: engineering Suzanne Costner, Library Media Specialist, Tennessee USA
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