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Happy Pub Day to Andy Marino's AUTONOMOUS

Happiest of book birthdays to Andy Marino on the release of his newest YA novel, AUTONOMOUS! Speed on over to your local bookstore to grab this fast-paced, driverless car road trip adventure. 

William Mackler is about to go on the 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. 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?

Praise for AUTONOMOUS:

* "A high-tech, twisted Breakfast Club for the social media age."―Kirkus Online Exclusive, starred review

"In a fast-paced, tech-saturated, and thoroughly hashtagged road trip story, Marino... looks at the potentially insidious side of artificial intelligence and highlights how friendships change as people grow up."―Publishers Weekly

"Readers will instantly connect or cringe (or both) as the characters' digitally constructed selves collide with the ugly realities of who they are off-screen... This book will have readers questioning just how much of themselves they can entrust to the inter-webs, and just what the possibilities are when technology becomes autonomous."―BCCB

Elana Roth Parker