My Mechanical Romance

My Mechanical Romance
Alexene Farol Follmuth
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Paperback
h197 x 130mm - 320pg
23 Jun 2022 UK
International import eta 7-19 days
9781035008179
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Nerds are so hot. Especially battle robot building nerds. Bel would rather die than think about the future. College apps? You' re funny. Extracurriculars? Not a chance. But when she accidentally reveals a talent for engineering at school, she' s basically forced into joining the robotics club. Even worse? All the boys ignore Bel-and Neelam, the only other girl on the team, doesn' t seem to like her either. Enter Mateo Luna, captain of the club, who recognizes Bel as a potential asset-until they start butting heads. Bel doesn' t care about Nationals, while Teo cares too much. But as the nights of after-school work grow longer and longer, Bel and Teo realize they' ve built more than just a combat-ready robot for the championship- they' ve made space for each other and themselves. With an adorable, enemies to lovers romance at its center, My Mechanical Romance explores both the challenges girls of color face in STEM and the vulnerability of first love with unfailing wit and honesty. A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
"The message is clear: Women deserve to take up space in the STEM world too. A delightful teen romance about building robots-and new futures. "-Kirkus Reviews "My Mechanical Romance shines a light on the struggles bright young girls face in STEM fields, and combines it with an adorable romance that will leave you warm and smiling long after the last page. It' s romcom perfection. "-Adiba Jaigirdar, author of The Henna Wars, a TIME' s 100 Best YA Books of All Time "Hilarious, heartfelt, and positively banterific, My Mechanical Romance is a can' t-miss debut. Bel and Teo are two brilliant teens whose snarky chemistry leaps off the page, even as they slowly reveal the layers of their hearts-Bel' s struggle to be taken seriously as a girl of color in STEM, and Teo' s fear that he' ll never live up to everyone' s sky-high expectations. Bel and Teo don' t just build kick-ass robots; they create a beautiful organic love story that helps them both discover all the best versions of themselves. I swooned, I cheered, and I will definitely read everything else Alexene Farol Follmuth writes!" -Monica Gomez-Hira, author of Once Upon a Quinceanera
Alexene Farol Follmuth is a first-generation American, a romance enthusiast, and a lover and writer of stories. Alexene has penned a number of adult SFF projects under the name Olivie Blake, including the webtoon Clara and the Devil and the BookTok-viral The Atlas Six. My Mechanical Romance is her YA debut. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, new baby, and rescue pit bull. Find her at alexenefarolfollmuth. com.

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