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Your Robot Dog Will Die by Arin Greenwood
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Apr 17, 2018 | 208 Pages
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A Children’s Book Council ‘Hot Off the Press’ Pick for April

Praise for Your Robot Dog Will Die

“This book is weird, and I mean that in the most complimentary way possible.”
—Eric Smith, Paste Magazine

“Our most anticipated indie YA.”
—Barnes & Noble Teen Blog

“The novel explores the gap between human intention and impact . . . A provocative reflection on humanity’s increasingly damaging effects on the natural world.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“A thought-provoking story line . . . Quirky details and imaginative tech characterize the simultaneously futuristic and off-the-grid environment of Dog Island.”
—Booklist

“There is no putting down this fun, quirky read.” 
—The New Barker 

“It’s weird and it’s wonderful.”
—Book Riot, “Hey YA” Podcast

“This book definitely creates an interesting philosophical conundrum. Readers will enjoy Greenwood tackling ethical dilemmas around life, suffering and what it means to take care of the world around us.”
—RT Book Reviews

“This novel is a perfect choice for animal lovers, adventure lovers, and those who enjoy books with unique plots. Anyone who rescues animals? It’s a must-read!”
—Pamela Kramer, Huffington Post contributor and animal advocate

“I loved the book! It’s so well done—I was hooked from the get-go. Plus, if you’re conversant with the world of animal welfare, it’s hard not to see Your Robot Dog Will Die as a gripping allegory.”
—Duncan Strauss, host of “Talking Animals”

“Tacitly challenges our notions of kindness and our world view of bioethics . . . The way she weaves this delightfully heartbreaking, comically sobering dystopian story sets her work apart from most dystopian YA.”
—Creative Loafing

“A meaningful read for teens and adults of all ages.”
—BarkPost

“It is a great read, and she is a brilliant writer.”
—Raise the Woof Podcast

“Fast-paced and entertaining . . . Arin has a deft touch.”
—Marianas Variety

“A wild little tale that dances on the edge of your heartstrings . . . This book had me overcome with feelings of hope, anguish, fear, and inspiration. Arin’s distinct ability to capture the world that we are careening toward if we are not careful left me feverishly turning pages in hopes that there is a way to save us all from such a bleak future, a world without our best furry friends. I could not put this book down!”
—Deidre Franklin, founder of Pinups for Pit Bulls and author of The Pit Bull Life: A Dog Lover’s Companion

“Satisfying and wistful, with an ending that will thrill every animal rescuer out there. Impossible to put down.”
—Debby McMullen, author of How Many Dogs: Using Positive Reinforcement to Manage a Multiple Dog Household

“Your Robot Dog Will Die is a fascinating and well-written novel that will make both lovers of dystopian fiction and animals want to wag their tail.”
—Annie England Noblin, author of Sit! Stay! Speak! and Pupcakes

“Arin Greenwood tackles animal welfare challenges like no one has before. Do we save animals? Do we challenge the way things are and have always been? According to Greenwood, the answer is yes. And I could not agree more.”  
—Shannon Glenn, Executive Director of My Pit Bull is Family

Your Robot Dog Will Die is best read with a warm puppy in your lap. Don’t have one? This book will make you want to head to your nearest shelter and pick up a furry companion. Everyone who loves a rescue animal should read this smart YA novel.”
—Erin Ruberry, editor of the “In Better News” newsletter

“A fun and engaging romp through a slightly upended future . . . deals with some of our most pressing animal-ethics issues with lovable dogs (real and not real).”
—Susan Houser, Out the Front Door blog

“Funny, fresh, and self-assured, Your Robot Dog Will Die is a charming, gripping speculative look at the darker side of animal activism. Read this book! Your human brain will thank you.”
—Micol Ostow, bestselling author of Mean Girls

“This story was definitely different than any others that I’ve read previously.”
—Chapter 2 Books (Hudson, WI)

Praise for Arin Greenwood


“Savvy, fun and fast-paced, full of twists and turns that you won’t see coming.”
—Jodi Lynn Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of Peaches, May Bird, and Tiger Lily

“Polished writing, crackling dialog, and irresistible characters . . . Serves up surprises from start to finish.”
—Sophie Littlefield, nationally bestselling author of Garden of Stones

“Thrilling, chilling, funny and true to life.”
—Gary Shteyngart, New York Times bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story

“Full of dead ends, sharp turns and swerving mishaps this mystery novel is a nonstop, high-speed chase for the truth.”
—The New Orleans Advocate

 “Readers will be pulled by Zoey’s strong inner compass and martial-arts
Prowess . . . Readers of detective, spy, and crime novels, as well as Ayn Rand fans, will find tidbits to enjoy as Zoey and family prevail against the odds.” 
—Booklist

 “An intricate tale of confusion and loss as Zoey attempts to peel away the mysteries surrounding her family and her unusual upbringing . . . This is good for ravenous fans of thrillers with a twist.”
—VOYA

“Part mystery-thriller, part coming-of-age tale, and part romance with a pinch of the paranormal.”
—School Library Journal

“Reminiscent of A Wrinkle in Time, Greenwood’s debut for teens twists and turns with mysterious men, real bullets and numerous candidates for worst parent ever . . . [Readers] with a philosophical bent may find references to Kant, Nietzsche and Ayn Rand entertaining.”
Kirkus Reviews

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