My Mechanical Romance
Compelling
Easy read
Sweet

My Mechanical Romance

Nerds are so hot. Especially battle robot building nerds. Bel would rather die than think about the future. College apps? You're funny. After-school robotics clubs? Not a chance. But when Bel accidently reveals her talent for engineering in class, she's basically forced into joining her school's legendary robotics club. Make that her school's way-too-bro, way-too-competitive robotics club. All the boys ignore Bel and even Neelam, the only other girl on the team, doesn't seem to like her. Enter Mateo Luna, captain of the club (and the whole school tbh), who at first seems to support Bel, recognizing her talent--until they start butting heads. They're oil and water: Bel won't ask for help and Teo refuses to take it. As the nights of after-school work grow longer and longer, Bel and Teo realize they've built more than just a combat-ready robot along the way to nationals: they've made space for themselves and each other. Sharply funny and honest about the challenges girls of color face in STEM, in life, and in love, My Mechanical Romance explores the vulnerabilities of trust, allyship, and falling in love--especially when you barely even know who you are yet.
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