Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

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Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin is a YA Science-Fiction stand-alone.img_5420


spare and foundNell Crane has always been an outsider. In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts—an arm, a leg, an eye—her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs everyone now uses. But Nell is the only one whose mechanical piece is on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. As her community rebuilds, everyone is expected to contribute to the society’s good . . . but how can Nell live up to her father’s revolutionary idea when she has none of her own?

Then she finds a mannequin hand while salvaging on the beach—the first boy’s hand she’s ever held—and inspiration strikes. Can Nell build her own companion in a world that fears advanced technology? The deeper she sinks into this plan, the more she learns about her city—and her father, who is hiding secret experiments of his own.“


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This book was all-around a heartwarming story of a girl who decides to build herself a mechanical companion in such a harsh world.

I will say that I wanted a little more from the story. For most of the book, I was completely confused on what this world was all about. I did end up getting that the society was very divided on where certain people should live: AKA the sick in one area and the “healed” in another.

But it was hard for me to concentrate on the story when I felt mixed up in how everything was connecting. I did fly through the entire book in a few sittings which I guess didn’t really help me to actually slow down and pick apart the book.

I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars. I wasn’t too impressed in the world building, but the story’s idea of going against societal views and ultimately building-your-own-companion was a fun aspect to explore.

I did enjoy the whole mechanical-feel and how all the characters were built from different parts that her father created for them. It was a fun story to explore, but I just felt the execution was a little bland for my taste.


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Published: 4 October 2016

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction

Pages: 384

How I Read It: ARC copy from BEA 2016


**Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.**

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