Age Level: 9 - 12 | Grade Level: 4th and up
There's a new kid at school, but there's something odd about him. He's a robot. Lucas is the first robot of his kind, built to learn and grow. The other students keep a distance from him except for one of the more curious kids, who has accidentally struck up a conversation with the fake boy. Starting at a new school can be pretty difficult, especially if you're not human.
Fake Boy is a 3300 word sci-fi story by Marcus Emerson and is also available in Above and Beyond: Incredible Short Stories For Kids.