George and the Unbreakable Code by Lucy  Hawking
(Doubleday (UK), Simon & Schuster (US), 2014)

George and the Unbreakable Code

by Lucy Hawking

On Earth, computer systems are acting strangely the only common thing between all these strange events is that they seem to be good … Banks are handing out free money; supermarkets can’t charge for their produce so people are getting free food; aircraft are refusing to fly in war zones; and theme parks are giving free rides to everyone. No one knows where or when the next ‘Random Act of Kindness’ will happen – or who is behind them.

When scientist Eric’s personalised robot, Ebot, disappears, followed by Eric himself, his daughter Annie and her best friend George realise they have to find Eric, and find out how and why these random acts of kindness may not be so kind after all . . .