C.J. Richards has written a book set in the future based on his love of gadgets. George Gearing lives in the town of Terabyte Heights with his best friend (and robot) Jackbot. Workbots can be seen doing all the jobs that humans used to do—but George is the only person in town who has a robot for his best friend. George is a tech whiz and after an accident destroys Jackbot, he meets Anne—the daughter of TinkerTech’s founder. Using the TinkerTech Laboratory, George pieces his best friend back together into a new and improved robot with artificial intelligence! In the Junkyard Robot, George, Anne, and Jackbot embark on their first adventure by stopping Dr. Michron, a corrupt employee at TinkerTech who threatens to take control of the world through the manipulation of robots everywhere. This engaging, witty, and action packed story is the beginning of a fun series that incorporates the idea of possible technology in the future, as well as the pros and cons of advanced progress. Through the themes of friendship and hidden talents, the reader will root for the underdog George and the misunderstood—and often underestimated—Anne.