Gotta say I checked it out because I LOVED the author's Robogenesis series. I was not disappointed. The idea that avtomats have been living among humans for centuries is an interesting one, and I like that each avtomat has a word that supposedly will guide their lives. June is a great human character, thrown in among the avtomats, and dealing with it pretty darn well. As the avtomats learn about themselves through their long existences, June learns about herself, too, as she helps find a way to give the avtomats limitless power supply.