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“The Winter of the Robots” is a book full of unexpected twists. (Submitted photo)

BOOKS: ‘Winter of Robots’ plot works well on number of levels

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By Jean Patrick

Republic Book Columnist

When seventh-grader Jim Knox picks Rocky (Rochelle) to be his partner for the middle-school science fair, he “borrows” one of his dad’s security cameras and heads to an old junkyard along the Mississippi River in north Minneapolis.


They plan to observe the otters. But that’s not what happens.

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