Cog

Cog

Five robots. One unforgettable journey. Their programming will never be the same.

Wall-E meets The Wild Robot in this middle grade instant classic about five robots on a mission to rescue their inventor from the corporation that controls them all.

Cog looks like a normal twelve-year-old boy. But his name is short for "cognitive development," and he was built to learn.

But after an accident leaves him damaged, Cog wakes up in an unknown lab--and Gina, the scientist who created and cared for him, is nowhere to be found. Surrounded by scientists who want to study him and remove his brain, Cog recruits four robot accomplices for a mission to find her.

Cog, ADA, Proto, Trashbot, and Car's journey will likely involve much cognitive development in the form of mistakes, but Cog is willing to risk everything to find his way back to Gina.

In this charming stand-alone adventure, Greg van Eekhout breathes life and wisdom into an unforgettable character and crafts a story sure to earn its place among beloved classics like Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan.

Title:Cog
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062686046
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    Cog Reviews

  • Sam (she_who_reads_)

    A super fast paced story, full of fun, action, and adventure. I’m sure middle grade readers will have a blast with this one!...

  • Bruce

    This is a "YA" book. Despite that, as an adult, I really enjoyed reading it.Gina builds and programs robots. She's good at what she does. She works for uniMIND, one of the premier robotic companies.AD...

  • Manon

    This wasn't really for me. The message was a good one, though....

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusCog looks like an ordinary twelve year old boy, but he is an advanced android that the scientists at uniMind use to watch learning (cognitive development) behavior. He lives w...

  • Ellen

    Fans of “The Wild Robot” will like this book. It is refreshingly not long-winded (as middle grade books seem to be growing in length beyond the attention span of their target audience). It has eve...

  • Dai Guerra

    Cog is a machine built for cognitive development but he looks just like a person. Gina, his caregiver has slowly been teaching him things so he can be independent but Cog gets into an accident. This a...

  • Kend

    This book skewed a little younger than I was expecting, but it tackles some pretty nuanced conversations around family, abandonment, agency, and identity. I think it will appeal to a wide range of rea...

  • Iliyana Braykova

    Cog is such a sweet sci-fi middle grade story! We follow a very much boy-like robot named Cog whose main task is learning. He knows that the best way to learn is to make mistakes, but he soon finds ou...

  • chelka

    This reminded me of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time," and of "Boo" (by Neil Smith), with a little bit of "Abundance of Katherines" thrown in. Why that weird mix? It's the narration....

  • Takako

    Wow.The first chapter promised a picaresque adventure of a boy-shaped robot.Then you met Nathan.I'm not going to spoil it. Suffice it to say that this author's ability to tell stories about humanity's...