Suburban thirteen year-old Charley Moore spends most of the day with his nose on the screen of his ThrowBot, where he plays video games and messages his friends.
Charley desperately wants to be cool and liked by everyone, but inside, he feels like a geek. With divorced parents who work double shifts, Charley keeps his life on his back, because he never knows where he might be sleeping any given night.
But Charley’s in for a real shock this summer, when he finds himself staying on his Grandfather’s farm, with no helpful robots to feed him or clothe him or take him where he wants to go -- and worst of all, no connection to the NET! What are his friends doing? How much fun is he missing out on? Does he really have to eat this weird food?
And why does everyone in Gramps' podunk little town have such a problem with the robots?