Review: Rabbit and Robot


Title: Rabbit and Robot
Author: Andrew Smith
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Canada
Source: Publisher
Release Date: September 25, 2018
Rating: ★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

Cager has been transported to the Tennessee, a giant lunar-cruise ship orbiting the moon that his dad owns, by Billy and Rowan to help him shake his Woz addiction. Meanwhile, Earth, in the midst of thirty simultaneous wars, burns to ash beneath them. And as the robots on board become increasingly insane and cannibalistic, and the Earth becomes a toxic wasteland, the boys have to wonder if they’ll be stranded alone in space forever.


This book is a futuristic story, set on a space ship that cruises around the moon.

The beginning of the story was a little confusing. It opens right in the middle of events. The boys are trapped in a lake with talking animals. I had no idea where the story was going when it started like this!

I liked how dramatic the cogs, or robots, were in this story. They each had a dominating emotion which they would constantly exhibit. For example some were depressed, or angry, or sexual. They made the story entertaining because they were so extreme and unpredictable.

One thing I don’t really agree with is that it’s a young adult story. When I was a teen, I don’t think I would have enjoyed this story because of the mature themes. It is more of an older young adult novel since the main characters are teens, but the themes would be too mature for younger teens.

I enjoyed this book! It’s a unique dystopian story!

What to read next:

  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


  • Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Schteyngart


Have you read Rabbit & Robot? What did you think of it?

Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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