Friend Author:Dianna Henstell Book Club Edition — Paul Conway is a 13-year-old mathematical and scientific genius. Teased mercilessly by his classmates and nicknamed "Piggy," his only friend is a robot he built for himself and named BeeBee. — When he and his recently divorced mother move to Welling, Pennsylvania, the process of trying to find new friends starts all over again.... more » Piggy latches onto another outcast, the undertaker's son, and thinks he's found a first love with the lonely little girl next door named Sam. The three become fast friends...but thier peaceful little circle is shattered Halloween night by Sam's hard-drinking, violent father. On a drunken rampage, he destroys BeeBee the robot and, a few days later, kills his own daughter.
Piggy is utterly devastated by the loss of his two closest friends. Obsessed with longing for Sam, he goes one step too far. He decides to bring her back to life-- implanting BeeBee's salvaged computer into her skull. But what Piggy does in the name of love is create a monster, an instrument of bloody revenge that he cannot control...« less