“House of Robots: Robots Go Wild,” by James Patterson, is a book about middle school boy named Sammy. It is the second book in a series. His mom is an engineer that works at Notre Dame as the head of the robotics department. As a result, they have tons of robots at their house like a robotic butler, a robotic teenage girl, and a robotic flying drone to name just a few. It must be kind of cool to live with so many robots.
The theme in this book centers around a new employee at Sammy’s mom’s work. This new employee has been trying to take his mom’s place and is up to no good. Sammy’s sister is really sick, so his mom invents a robot to go to school for her. The robot malfunctions, and Sammy is suspicious because he knows his mom wouldn’t create a bad robot. His mom is too busy taking care of the sister to worry about it herself, so Sammy decides to figure out what is going on. As the story unfolds, there is a lot of action, suspense, and surprise.
Despite being 336 pages long, I found this story to be easy to follow, and it was a quick read because it is funny.
James Patterson is one of my favorite authors. I’ve read several of his books including the ‘I Funny’ series. The author’s writing style is similar in this book as to the “I Funny books.” If you’ve liked his other books, then you will probably like this book, as well book 1 in the series called “House of Robots.”