Not Quite Human: A Bug in the System Book Summary and Study Guide

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To see how well androids can function in human society, Dr. Jonas Carson creates an artificial "son" named Chip and enrolls him in high school. The family runs into trouble when Dr. Carson is accused of stealing money electronically from a bank. As Chip tries to figure out a way to clear his father, he develops an additional problem when Erin, one of his classmates, develops a crush on him and comes close to discovering his secret. When Chip discovers the real criminals, he inadvertently puts himself and his friends in danger as he tries obtaining the evidence to save his father.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Robots, Computers, VR    -   Yes Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:    -   good robot(s) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Robot Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -   super strength    -   is very quick Really unusual traits?    -   Super genius


Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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