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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,388 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Natalie Standiford Narrator: Kate Rudd Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN:
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New to town, Bea is expecting her new best friend to be one of the girls she meets on the first day. You know the type: very cheery, very friendly, very average. But instead, the alphabet conspires to seat her next to Jonah, aka Ghost Boy, a quiet observer who hasn't made a new friend since third grade. He's not a big fan of people in general... but he's willing to make an exception for her. Maybe.

Bea and Jonah are not going to have a friendship like other people have a friendship, where it's all based on gossip and parties and what everybody else thinks. Instead, their friendship comes from truth-bound conversations, shared secrets, daring stunts, and late-night calls to the same old-timer radio show. They help each other and hurt each other, push away and hold close. It's not romance, exactly - but it's definitely love. And it means more to them than either one can ever really know....

For anyone who's ever entered the wonderful, treacherous, consuming, meaningful world of a true friendship, How to Say Goodbye in Robot will strike a deep and lasting chord.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonja | 2/9/2014

    " why, why, why with the strong language? hard to recommend strongly in my town for middle school students with the language of this one. Other than that, I thought the storyline quite interesting. Hated the cover. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sam | 1/15/2014

    " The only thing I want to say goodbye to is this garbage book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eliza | 1/11/2014

    " I picked up this book entirely because I loved the cover (and the title) and, despite popular wisdom, it turns out that sometimes that is the way to go. The characters felt very real to me and the storytelling was powerful without being overwrought. I'll look forward to reading more books by the author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms. B | 1/8/2014

    " There is so much sadness in this story. Yet, there is something refreshing about a story in which a girl and boy are friends without it being romantic. The story of Bea and Jonah's senior year will continue to haunt you long after you finish reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 12/1/2013

    " Maybe not for everyone, but I liked it. Proof that YA fiction doesn't have to have romance in it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marieclaire | 11/24/2013

    " Bit of a let down but that might be as it was recommended and spoken highly of that I let my expectations get too high. I'll give the author another go and hope the next one is better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren Hughes | 11/17/2013

    " I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!!!!!!OH MY WORD!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth (Elizziebooks) | 10/2/2013

    " So different than other Contemps I've read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Millie Ho | 6/22/2012

    " This was my introduction to YA, and the novel that anchors me to YA. I thoroughly enjoyed this pert, albeit wistful, coming-of-age novel. I empathized with Beatrice completely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Ressler | 4/10/2012

    " An interesting and realistic story about a girl who finds her place despite imperfect friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyla | 3/6/2012

    " I liked this book but everytime the late night radio station sections arose, I found myself skipping over them in this impossible to explain, kind of embaraased way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Midstar | 3/5/2012

    " This was a really well written book and Ghost Boy was a wonderful character, but I wish it would've ended diffrently. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 1/15/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. The characters were wonderfully quirky and felt real. There were many genuinely touching moments. All in all, it was a delightful book to read. I recommend it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kirthi | 7/20/2011

    " I hated this ending, but I loved the "Ghost" and the theme, but everything just didn't fit. I hated how the romance sucked, and the radio station thing was so lame, you know? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 5/2/2011

    " I loved how cute and quirky the main characters and maybe it's being cliche but I really couldn't help hoping more would happen between them and the end was not my favorite either. Almost cried (although that could've been the pregnancy hormones talking lol) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miranda | 4/27/2011

    " This was sad, and yet not too sad. Very real. I thought it touched everything just right without going over the edge. I may even want to start listening to AM radio after reading this! :) I also really liked the colored pages and ink. It really set off the different parts of the book perfectly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bex | 4/24/2011

    " Really, really sad, atleast I thought it was. I cried so much! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 4/7/2011

    " I loved this book. I finished it in less than a day. It's different and quirky. From page one, you just want to finish the whole thing. It's written very well though a bit predictable. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants a quick but good story to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 3/31/2011

    " The cover is a pretty color. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Haylee | 3/30/2011

    " I wanted to like this book a lot more than I actually did. I am a fan of anything quirky and this had all bones and no guts. It didn't live up to its potential for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 3/17/2011

    " Reminds me of Ghost World - which is one of my favourite graphic novels/movies in the world. Why can't there be more books like How to Say Goodbye in Robot? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 3/11/2011

    " It started out slowly and awkwardly- you could tell the author tried too hard to introduce the narrator. After that, it got much better. New girl in prep school meets freak boy, strangeness ensues. "

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About the Author
Author Natalie Standiford

Natalie Standiford is a young adult author and the bassist for Tiger Beat, a rock band made up entirely of young adult writers. After graduating from Brown University, she took a job in the editorial department of Random House Children’s Book division, but quit to become a full-time writer. Natalie was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, which provides a backdrop to many of her stories. She now lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Kate Rudd, actress and award-winning narrator,was born and raised in Michigan. As an actress she has appeared in several independent films and shorts, as well as in multiple episodes of the television show Perks. As an audiobook narrator she was a finalist for the 2013 Audie Award for The Fault in Our Stars. She is also a member of the multinarrator productions for October Mourning and Wonder, which were also 2013 finalists for Audie Awards. She has won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.