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This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Autonomous by Andy Marino
Published by Disney Hyperion on April 3, 2018
Genres: Science Fiction
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(Last Updated On: January 17, 2022)
William Mackler is about to go on a road trip of a lifetime. After winning a contest—and nearly dying in the process—he becomes the proud owner of Autonomous, a driverless car that knows where you want to go before you do. #Worthit! To sweeten the deal he gets to pick three friends to go with him on a cross-country trip to see their favorite band. For William, a reckless adrenaline junkie, this is the perfect last hurrah before he and his friends go their separate ways after graduation. But Autonomous is more than just a car without a steering wheel. It's capable of downloading all of the passengers’ digital history—from the good, to the bad, to the humiliating. The information is customized into an itinerary that will expose a few well-kept secrets, but it will also force William to face some inner demons of his own. Think you know Autonomous? The real question is, how much does Autonomous know about you?
I wanted to love Autonomous; I really did. I just had so much trouble getting into it.
I think my favorite part of the book was the car. The idea of a self-driving car is very interesting to me. Plus, there was a competition aspect.
However, I found it really hard to get to know the characters well enough because I felt that I didn’t have anything in common with them or anything. If anything, they annoyed me a little bit.
Despite me not enjoying the book that much, I still think it’s worth a shot to read it. You may be different; I just didn’t really connect with anyone!
I’m still going to check out anything by Marino in the future because I did like his writing, I just didn’t connect much with Autonomous.