Are you out there? Can you hear us? We kick off our Hometown Series with Carey's Baltimore read, How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford. A boy, a girl, and a bond over weirdos calling into a radio show to laugh, live, and ride a magic carpet over Ocean City while surviving some very harsh truths about growing up. We discuss the strangeness of big cities and small fandoms, as well as solving the public transit problem in Baltimore (see: title).
How to Say Goodbye in Robot: Goodreads
Natalie Standiford: Website (visit this, cause there's great background material on the book!)
Mental illness, mistreatment of the disabled, parental death, emotional abuser (parent/child), shitty teenage boys
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choy
The Rarest of the Rare: Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds by Diane Ackerman