Saturday, October 12, 2013

Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron

Goodreads Summary:
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.

My Review:
I might be a terrible paranormal reader. I have never read/watched anything about Frankenstein and his monster he created. I honestly had no idea how the original story went. This version however, I really liked! I liked that it was about the Monster's son Boy. His Mom, Bride, also made an appearance. Boy does not have a normal life. He lives with his parents at The Show. Where a lot of other creatures live. He does not venture out to the human world. Life at The Show isn't all its cracked up to be. Boy has the urge to go out into the world and see what it's like. He can almost pass for human right? He is a computer hacker who has a lot of interaction with other people on the computer but, not really in real life. He has even created something, a virus if you will. He has a crush on a Trowe girl, jut like your average teen boy. He chance to leave finally comes and he takes it. He likes his first trip out. After an argument at home he decides to run away and live among the humans. Will Boy survive in the real world? Will it be everything he imagined? Can he live as a human?

Boy is a very interesting character. He is a teenage boy who is trying to be good at something, he has a crush, and he's trying to make his way in world he doesn't know much about. He is basically your average teen guy except he's kind of a robot human with skin sutured on him. So apart from that. As he quickly learns it is not that easy to live in New York with out any identification. After some unfortunate events he ends up being rescued by a were wolf from his crazy Trowe girlfriend and his creation. This is where he meets Jekyll and Hyde's relative. A girl, Claire and Sophie. He goes on a road trip with them to another group of creatures to try to find safety from his creature and their brothers. It is a crazy ride. Will they survive each other and the other creatures they encounter? 

I loved Claire and Sophie. They were were great! I can't imagine sharing a body like that. Boy quickly develops feelings for both girls. Which, actually works out pretty well if you ask me. They are all kind of perfect for each other. It will be interesting to see where their relationship goes. Especially with how it ended. 

In the end, this is a coming of age story for Boy. He learns the importance of family and friends. That you will do anything for them. It should be interesting to see how things go with Boy going to college! It was a fun read. So full of action and different creatures. I really liked it! I will be looking forward to the next installment. 

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