by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein (Young Arrow) ISBN: 9780099568292
This is the second book in the House of Robots series by James Patterson and collaborator Chris Grabenstein (I Funny).
Sammy Hayes-Rodrigues lives with robots. Robots that fly, mop, garden and make breakfast, all built by his computer-science-professor mom. His mom creates E (short for Egghead), a robot that can go to school for Sammy’s sister Maddie, who is housebound by a severe immune disorder.
Sammy has to take E to school with him, and he thinks this is a huge mistake. E turns out to be a hit, both at school and for Maddie. She really loves school through her substitute robot. E is such a hit that an old school friend of Sammy’s mom builds a similar robot that comes to school too. That is when things start going awry for E and Sammy. E suspiciously malfunctions and the situation turns disastrous for the whole family as he goes haywire.
It is up to Sammy to figure out why and save his family from disaster.