Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin audiobook

Spare and Found Parts

By Sarah Maria Griffin
Read by Alana Kerr Collins  and Alan Smyth

Greenwillow Books 9780062408884
9.02 Hours Unabridged
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Nell Crane has never held a boy’s hand.  In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts—an arm, a leg, an eye—Nell has always been an outsider. Her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs that everyone now uses. But she’s the only one with her machinery on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. And 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 ideas when she has none of her own?  Then she finds a lost mannequin’s hand while salvaging on the beach, 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.  Sarah Maria Griffin’s haunting literary debut will entrance fans of Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking series, Paolo Bacigalupi’s Ship Breaker, and Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven.

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Summary

Summary

Nell Crane has never held a boy’s hand. 

In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts—an arm, a leg, an eye—Nell has always been an outsider. Her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs that everyone now uses. But she’s the only one with her machinery on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. And 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 ideas when she has none of her own? 

Then she finds a lost mannequin’s hand while salvaging on the beach, 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. 

Sarah Maria Griffin’s haunting literary debut will entrance fans of Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking series, Paolo Bacigalupi’s Ship Breaker, and Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sarah’s gorgeous language draws you into her frighteningly believable near-future. This story is a dark and fierce thing, but one that also has much to say about hope and human ingenuity.” Joseph Fink, New York Times bestselling author
“Griffin explores the ethical quandaries of progress, love, class, and ambition in language as ornate as the characters’ decorated prostheses…The plot is compelling, full of secrets, blackmail, and betrayals…This poetic, Frankenstein-esque tale forms a page-turning whole.” Kirkus Reviews
“Griffin’s richly descriptive writing exquisitely evokes a dark, dank dystopian world destroyed by humans’ obsession with computers…Griffin’s strength lies in her ability to perfectly convey the mood and tone of her Burton-esque world.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Sarah Maria Griffin

Author Bio: Sarah Maria Griffin

Sarah Maria Griffin lives in Dublin in a small red brick house by the sea, with her husband and cat. She writes about monsters, growing up, and everything those two things have in common. Spare and Found Parts is her first novel.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.02
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English