The Finer Points of Becoming Machine by Emily S. Andrews


The Finer Points of Becoming Machine by Emily S. Andrews

Growing up with a violent, control-freak father, sixteen year old Emma Banks has had a tougher ride than most. Unable to cope with the horrors of her childhood, Emma's world unravels in a spiral of drug abuse and self-harm. Following a failed suicide attempt, she finds herself committed to a secure psychiatric institution where she is finally forced to confront the painful past she has been trying to escape. Now she must fight the instinct to run and hide, and piece together a way forward. The Finer Points of Becoming Machine is a compelling, thought-provoking page-turner. The intensely personalised narrative style delves right to the heart of a young, broken life. Gritty, honest, hard-hitting, often harrowing, and with a shocking ending, it is packed with drama and emotion from one page to the next. The Finer Points of Becoming Machine is a title in the highly contemporary Cutting Edge fiction series for young adults. The series features fast-paced quick reads. Each book focuses on difficult topics and situations that many teenagers will have experienced first-hand or through friends. Cutting Edge is ideal for readers aged 14+ with a reading age of 12+.


My favourite thing about The Finer Points of Becoming Machine is definitely the title; it just makes sense when you read the book. The book is very clever in the way it is written, it is quite emotional and deep at points. Oliver Buchanan, Balerno Community High

About the Author

Emily Andrews was born in Southern California and currently lives in Seattle, Washington. Her interests include writing fiction and poetry, indie / punk rock and industrial music, journaling and old horror movies. Emily has had several of her poems published through the International Library of Poetry and, and has also had her poetry featured on one of their spoken word albums. The Finer Points of Becoming Machine is her debut novel.

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216 pages


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Publication date

20th December 2008



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