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Title: Man Made Boy
Author: Jon Skovron
Publisher: Viking Penguin
Released: 3rd October 2013
Love can be a real monster.
Sixteen-year-old Boy’s never left home. When you’re the son of Frankenstein’s monster and the Bride, it’s tough to go out in public, unless you want to draw the attention of a torch-wielding mob. And since Boy and his family live in a secret enclave of monsters hidden under Times Square, it’s important they maintain a low profile.
Boy’s only interactions with the world are through the Internet, where he’s a hacker extraordinaire who can hide his hulking body and stitched-together face behind a layer of code. When conflict erupts at home, Boy runs away and embarks on a cross-country road trip with the granddaughters of Jekyll and Hyde, who introduce him to malls and diners, love and heartbreak. But no matter how far Boy runs, he can’t escape his demons—both literal and figurative—until he faces his family once more.
This hilarious, romantic, and wildly imaginative tale redefines what it means to be a monster—and a man.
Um, this sounds...awesome? For my English Lit A2 coursework I did my essay on Frankenstein and Dracula (as well as Poe), and I happen to love Jekyll and Hyde. I seriously can't imagine what it would be like to not have contact with anyone, to be afraid of anyone just looking at you for fear of what they would do. I kind of want to hug Boy already. I need this book now! Please? Book gods?
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