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.
©2013 Jon Skovron (P)2013 Listening Library
Definitely Jeykl & Hyde.
The story made me laugh, cry, feel good, feel bad - it just tugged at my heart, and somehow Jon made monsters seem "normal" and Boy was just your "average teenager" (except that he wasn't - something Jon managed to balance quite well). I absolutely loved the way the story wrapped up - it was perfect. There was loss and worthwhile sacrifice along with love and hope. I finished the book happily satisfied, and definitely recommend it for older YA Lit, New Adult, and Adult readers.
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