A very personal computer

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IL: MG - BL: 4.3 - AR Pts: 6
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What if one day you were sitting in front of a computer and the impossible happened: it started communicating with you and actually offered to do your homework for you? Just when twelve year-old Pollard Gunning is giving up on almost everything--eighth grade, the Red Sox, his lousy home life--that's just what happens. And that's only the beginning. Next Pollard is learning how to be a dream batter--and how to ask a girl out on a date. Suddenly, Pollard's mixed-up world takes a techno-turn and the "year of weird" also becomes the year a very personal computer comes to the rescue. Justine Rendal has written a fresh, funny, and moving novel about loss and love and unlikely friendships that shows how sometimes even the impossible can be wonderfully possible.

1996 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)

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Grouping Title very personal computer
Grouping Author rendal justine
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subject_facet Computers -- Fiction
title_display A very personal computer
title_full A very personal computer / Justine Rendal
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