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Cleo Porter and the Body Electric



by
Jake Burt

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Feiwel & Friends
ISBN
9781250236555

Awards and Honors
2021 The Eleanor Cameron Notable Middle Grade Books Listee, ALA
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Violence: Mild Violence
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In a future forever changed by a pandemic, a girl survives in total isolation.

A woman is dying.

Cleo Porter has her medicine. And no way to deliver it.

Like everyone else, twelve-year-old Cleo and her parents are sealed in an apartment without windows or doors. They never leave. They never get visitors. Their food is dropped off by drones. So they’re safe. Safe from the disease that nearly wiped humans from the earth. Safe from everything. The trade-off?

They’re alone. Thus, when they receive a package clearly meant for someone else—a package containing a substance critical for a stranger’s survival—Cleo is stuck. As a surgeon-in-training, she knows the clock is ticking. But people don’t leave their units.

Not ever.

Until now.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Mild Violence

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

288

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 2/5"

Dewey

F

AR

5.2: points 9

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Nov 2020

Book Genres

Science Fiction, Adventure, Dystopian

Topics

Action and adventure. Pandemics. Quarantines. Medicine. Drones.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 4-6–Twelve-year-old Cleo lives in an apartment with her brilliant surgeon mother and virtual designer father. Cleo’s entire world is the sealed apartment and the online world she visits a few hours a day for school and social gatherings. Her mother performs surgeries daily via drone utilizing the same virtual reality. Cleo’s world is turned upside-down when she receives a mysterious package meant for someone else—the system does not allow for mistakes. The package contains very important medicine, without which, the true recipient will die. Despite her looming medical studies test, Cleo dives into the mystery of who the medicine belongs to and how she can get it delivered. Finding nothing online, she decides to do the unthinkable: leave her apartment and deliver the medicine herself. When Cleo is accidentally dumped outside the massive apartment building into the real world, she must use all of her strength to get back into a building designed to keep everyone and everything out, and save someone’s life while she’s at it. Cleo is exactly the hero today’s readers need. She is plucky, tenacious, loyal, and funny. Readers of all backgrounds will relate to the virtual learning and isolation. VERDICT A fun and entertaining adventure, highly recommended for fans of Jeanne DuPrau’s The City of Ember.–Terry Ann Lawler, Burton Barr Lib., Phoenix

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 4-6–Twelve-year-old Cleo lives in an apartment with her brilliant surgeon mother and virtual designer father. Cleo’s entire world is the sealed apartment and the online world she visits a few hours a day for school and social gatherings. Her mother performs surgeries daily via drone utilizing the same virtual reality. Cleo’s world is turned upside-down when she receives a mysterious package meant for someone else—the system does not allow for mistakes. The package contains very important medicine, without which, the true recipient will die. Despite her looming medical studies test, Cleo dives into the mystery of who the medicine belongs to and how she can get it delivered. Finding nothing online, she decides to do the unthinkable: leave her apartment and deliver the medicine herself. When Cleo is accidentally dumped outside the massive apartment building into the real world, she must use all of her strength to get back into a building designed to keep everyone and everything out, and save someone’s life while she’s at it. Cleo is exactly the hero today’s readers need. She is plucky, tenacious, loyal, and funny. Readers of all backgrounds will relate to the virtual learning and isolation. VERDICT A fun and entertaining adventure, highly recommended for fans of Jeanne DuPrau’s The City of Ember.–Terry Ann Lawler, Burton Barr Lib., Phoenix

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