Marsh Myers introduces the book and the launch day programs and giveaways (no longer valid).
Sample reviews of My Summer (with Robots) from authors and readers.
Video Mini Reads:
"Mini reads" are short social media videos which contain abridged excerpts from my books.
1: The Desert Fort
2: The High School
3: Preview from the sequel
Reader Reviews, Comments and Photos:
"The summer before Quinton's first year in high school is full of twists and turns, real and imaginary, from robotic rabbits, the dread of being crushed by the Freshman Stomp, realizing his best friend isn't one at all, and falling for someone from his past. Told through Quinton's humorous lens, this coming of age story a joy to read. Once again, author Marsh Myers creates a main character you want to hang out with and miss after the book ends."
-Ruth A. Musgrave, author of Mission Shark Rescue, National Geographic Kids
Trey (Goodreads reader): I have read a few of Marsh‘s books and I think I like this one best. Funny and a little nostalgic it’s a simple charming story and an easy read. Something we can all relate to, anxiety about starting high school and falling in love.
Chris and Michael S., Maureen F.: Getting caught up on the latest Myers classic this Holiday season. #mysummerwithrobots #instantclassic
Tracy C.: I got mine. You got yours? Marsh Myers... I'd like this autographed, please.
Marsh: It'll be my pleasure, Tracy!
Kiera: Look what arrived today from Amazon! Can't wait to break it open!
Marsh: Wonderful, Kiera! I hope you enjoy it thoroughly!
Enno Karis (Goodreads reader): Going into this book I wasn't sure what to expect. was it sci fi (as the cover might suggest?), was it a coming of age story (as the blurb on the back suggested?), what is an amalgam of things? Turns out it was...... and delightfully so! I think if I had to categorize it first and foremost it's a comedy about a teen who's summer isn't living up to its potential and this is forcing him to engage in a little self-reflection about who he is and how he's treated other.s That sounds pretty basic but the characterizations are deep and memorable. The narrator is a gem! This is a great book and I hope more people are reading it!!!
Anonymous Barnes & Noble reader: Gay teens are finally getting their due in YA books and this novel by Marsh Meyers [sic] is a great example. The story of a boy in his early teens who had a crush (it was reciprocated) on a boy in elementary school and now that he about to start high school he's thinking about it all over. When he has a chance encounter after 2 yrs separation with the other guy, he begins to confront his own self-loathing and realizes that people you thought were friend might not be and people you snubbed might be your best friends ever.
Canid (Amazon reader): The cover art caught my eye and the thought of spending a summer with robots sounded too good to miss. This humorous and colorful depiction of young Quint as he hurdles headlong into the vagaries of adolescence left me laughing and crying, as Myers perfectly captures the angst and anticipation that is growing up. I could taste the dry heat of the Tucson desert as Quint sought refuge from relationships in which he felt betrayed, and the cool refrain of monsoon rains as his heart opened to new realizations and opportunities. Following Quint and his robot rabbit as he heads into his first year of high school is sure to open some nostalgic windows into your own childhood and remind you that our paths are rarely straight, but we get there none-the-less.
Ann K.: Just finished your free downloaded chapter and omg, every sentence pulled me in. Wow Marsh. Don’t forget me when you’re famous!
Marsh: Thank you so much, Ann! I hope you enjoy the rest of the book as much!
Katherine B. (Goodreads reader): Second book I've read by this author and it was a departure from the first MEN IN THE TREES, more of a memoir with some fantastical elements and quite funny. The story takes place in the last 70s where the protag (Quinten) is growing up in Tucson AZ. Told over the series of a few weeks, Quinten loses his best friend and reuintes with a boy who had a crush on him in the 6th grade , causing him to realize he was crushing hard back. This is apparently the first book in a series so I'll definitely look forward to the others!
jackmoore (Barnes & Nobel reader): Second book I've read by this author and it was a departure from the first MEN IN THE TREES, more of a memoir with some fantastical elements and quite funny. The story takes place in the last 70s where the protag (Quinten) is growing up in Tucson AZ. Told over the series of a few weeks, Quinten loses his best friend and reuintes with a boy who had a crush on him in the 6th grade , causing him to realize he was crushing hard back. This is apparently the first book in a series so I'll definitely look forward to the others!
Caden P. (Goodreads reader): When did you fall in love for the very first time? For Quint it was in 6th grade and he didn't even know it. His scheming friend Monkey (not his real name) conspired to kill the friendship between Quint and TJ by spreading gay rumors. It worked but 2 yrs later Quint is regretting it and rethinking his friendship with Money too. What follows is a pretty hilarious look at being a gay teen in the 1970s and growing up in the suburbs of Arizona. Highly recommended.
Doug: Got my teen son two of your titles for Christmas! He's so excited to get started on them!
Marsh: Thanks for this wonderful share, Doug. I really hope your son enjoys the books. Let me know how he likes them!
Ian Kerr (Goodreads reader): Funny, at times sad, at other times very uplifting and inspiring. A great read for teens and non-teens alike!
Andrew (Goodreads reader): Highly relatable story of anxiety leading up to high school which for the main character becomes even worse when his summer break falls apart. The narrator's voice is funny and distinct and it felt almost like a humorous memoir. Great fun to read!
Rodrigo Brooks (Goodreads reader): This is such a funny well written book. It went to places I wasn't really expecting but i enjoyed every page of it . Wish it was longer tho.
Anonymous Barnes & Noble reader: Quinton's finding out that the teen years are a tough time especially when you have s sister who psychologically tortures you and a father whose more interested in being your pal than your dad. Oh and then there's the best friend who's a Judas in disguise. As his summer break gets worse, "Quint" retreats into a world of imaginary friends and old regrets in a highly enjoyable and funny book.
Tina Koz (Goodreads): The main character has a very full summer with all the betrayal, secret crushes, lost friends and flights of imagination. But plot, subplots, themes and a neighborhood full of interesting characters (and robots) mix beaufifully in this Ya book.
James (Goodreads): The reviews on this are quite accurate. Not like any other YA book I've read. I funny memoir-esque tale with both fantasy and historical elements. Looking forward to the sequel(s) cuz I guess some are coming!