“Follmuth’s humorous debut lightly addresses discrimination faced by women of color in STEM, as well as issues of privilege and resource accessibility, set within an upbeat romantic comedy populated by a sympathetic and inclusive cast. The characters’ struggles are realistic, and the romantic chemistry is palpable, making this a joyful read.” Publishers Weekly
Nerds are so hot. Especially battle-robot-building nerds.
When Bel accidentally reveals a talent for engineering at school, she’s forced into joining the robotics club. Enter Mateo Luna, captain of the football team and the robotics club. He recognises Bel as a potential asset, even if they couldn’t be more different. And as the nights of after-school work grow longer, Bel and Teo realise they’ve made more than just a combat-ready robot for the championship: they’ve made a connection themselves.
But with graduation approaching, their differences and what they want for their futures, threatens what they’ve built together.
Can they survive Nationals without breaking their robots – or their hearts?
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