Henry and the Incredibly Incorrigible, Inconveniently Intelligent Smart Human

Henry and the Incredibly Incorrigible Inconveniently Intelligent Smart Human Henry Jacobson a robot in the th upgrade can t process the data Sure humans can follow simple instructions to sweep floors and do other menial tasks that robots don t want to do but they can t d

  • Title: Henry and the Incredibly Incorrigible, Inconveniently Intelligent Smart Human
  • Author: Lynn Messina
  • ISBN: 9780984901845
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Paperback
  • Henry Jacobson, a robot in the 13th upgrade, can t process the data Sure, humans can follow simple instructions to sweep floors and do other menial tasks that robots don t want to do, but they can t do anything complicated Humans are just simple gadgets invented to make the lives of robots easier Then his dad s boss gives them a HueManTech ETC 420 GX 2 and Henry s lifeHenry Jacobson, a robot in the 13th upgrade, can t process the data Sure, humans can follow simple instructions to sweep floors and do other menial tasks that robots don t want to do, but they can t do anything complicated Humans are just simple gadgets invented to make the lives of robots easier Then his dad s boss gives them a HueManTech ETC 420 GX 2 and Henry s life is turned upside down This human unit is like no other It can read, play video games and, it seems to Henry, think for itself In fact, the time Henry spends with the ETC, the the gadget seems less like a human unit and like a full fledged robot with thoughts and feelings But that s not possible Is it And if the ETC really is as smart as it seems, Henry can t help but wonder Is the human just the next generation technology or a secret government weapon that will ultimately destroy them all

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    1. Henry Jacobson lives in Sodium Falls with his mother, Jane - manager of the Shine Bar - and father, Jacob Jacobson, head of the Upgrade Processing Department. He's recently had his thirteenth upgrade, know to be the most difficult, and a virus that wasn't fully eradicated has given him a debilitating tick that forces him to shut down all his apps and programs, resulting in failed exams and humiliation for Henry. He works part-time at his mother's salon, giving precise instructions to the human u [...]

    2. Every year I swear to myself that I'll review at least one self-published book written for kids. And every year I manage to do it, but only after sifting through countless manuscripts. The process is as close as I ever come to living the swanky life of an unpaid publishing company intern. Your slush piles ain't got nothin' on my slush piles. Why do I do it? Because every once in a great while I hit gold. Pure, uncut, rarified gold, my friend. I find a book that really is remarkable. Really is wo [...]

    3. bookreviewsbyme2.wordpressFirst off, this book has a whopping long, intense title. But don't let the title discourage your young reader (or yourself) because the story itself is an easy and immensely enjoyable read.This story follows Henry, a young robot who's parents acquire a human to help them out around the house/at work. The human is about Henry's age (13) and while Henry's parents believe that the human is just "a machine" Henry knows that there is more to it than that. The reader pursues [...]

    4. 4.5 stars.At the time of writing, this has no other reviews. I'm surprised, as this is a highly enjoyable, clever and very funny children's book, with robots and humans switching roles to play master and servant.I can only imagine that the title might put readers off, and if I'm honest, I would have chosen somehow a little more pithy myself. And a slightly more colourful cover (though I do like the style of illustration that continues on each chapter page).So why should you and your 7-12 year o [...]

    5. A world of robots, where humans are the "invention"? Sign me up. This book isn't about how robots took over the world; and there is no dystrophy society of humans trying to regain their power. Instead this is a world where robots are the citizens, and one inventive robot came up with the great appliance: Humans!Despite it being a book intended for a younger audience, this is a wonderful short read. Lynn has a way of making you feel a part of the story by including news-clippings, owners manuals, [...]

    6. What would the world be like if robots dominated and humans were an experimental, often buggy technology--only good for menial tasks and incapable of higher thinking? Just ask Henry. He's an average bot going through his tumultuous 13th upgrade. One day a human goes berserko in his mother's shop and they get an experimental replacement. This new human is unlike any he's seen before. He can complete complex tasks without step-by-step instructions and he even likes to play video games and read com [...]

    7. Full review at thebookshelfgargoyle.wordpressI received a digital copy of this book for review from the publisher via Netgalley.Ten Second Synopsis:In a world of bots, Henry is a thirteenth upgrader with a lot to prove. When he meets E, a seemingly superpowered human unit, his stress levels are about to ratchet up a notchThis book is a very clever (and welcome!) addition to the middle grade comic genre. Really, it's managing to fill a niche - all the problems of a young bot wanting to grow up ar [...]

    8. Henry and the Incredibly Incorrigible, Inconveniently Intelligent Smart Human is written by L.A. Messina. This book follows Henry, a robot who has just had his 13th update, and the friendship he develops with his human, E. Humans in this world are considered appliances for the robots, but E is much more than that. Henry develops a friendship with E that leads to an adventure of the two friends trying to figure out what makes E so different from the other humans.This story is extremely well writt [...]

    9. Henry Jacobsen is a robot in the 13th upgrade. He's trying to fit in, but every time he tries to make a calculation, he makes a lot of noise, which has gotten him the nickname "Hank Crank." He helps his mother out in her robot beauty parlor, The Shine Bar. When a human goes berserker in the store one day, Henry becomes pretty leary of these strange inventions.One night, Henry's father's boss shows up and wants the family to test out the company's new model, the ETC-420-GX-2. When it turns out to [...]

    10. Received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Short review.All in all I rated this book 2 stars, because the story at times was just boring and I was hoping it would be over. Not only that though, Henry in the beginning was highly annoying and I just wanted to smack him with a wrench (considering he is a robot), also the various codes for things just got annoying (ETC-235rs0fs and such).What I did like was that this book turned our world upside down and made it so that we th [...]

    11. Smartly written science fiction novel that's targeted to the young adult audience, but seriously appealed to this older female reader! Messina sets up a wonderful world where the roles of robots and humans are reversed - the robots are the primary, dominant species on their world, and the humans are inventions meant to make their life easier through the performance of menial labors. Messina does an epic job in building a robot world that pays attention to the little details that count - robotic [...]

    12. Once I started this book, I could hardly put it down. The story takes us to a world where robots are the predominate life force and humans are created to do the menial tasks robots do not want to perform. Robots have to be careful though, because sometimes the drooling zombie like humans go beserko. This is Henry's greatest fear until he gets to know his human and finds, much to his surprise, that he is quite intelligent.The adventure that they embark on when they run away together is fraught fu [...]

    13. What a great read for young adults. The concept of machines or robots being the main society in life and an inventor creating a human who is like a robot. I kept trying to think of how the roles would be switched to make this story and I couldn't come up with any. This truly is a unique and enjoyable book. It does make you think a little bit about how you treat your material things and also how new inventions can scare people, even us humans. The book also shows there is good and evil in all soc [...]

    14. Creative, entertaining, and thought-provoking! Messina's novel set in a world run by robots who function like today's humans and served by humans who function like today's robots will fascinate young and old alike!

    15. A great book for kids but also a fun read for adults that can be finished in a sitting or two. The story and characters are charming and will make you think about what it means to be human.

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