Man Made Boy review by Ravette
Man Made Boy
by Jon Skovron
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Fiction
Five Star Award

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Age at time of review - 17
Reviewer's Location - Tucson, AZ, United States
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Being the son of Frankenstein's Monster and the Bride, Boy can't go out in public. That is, unless he wants to face the wrath of a torch-wielding mob. They all live in an enclave of monsters under Times Square, the humans blissfully unaware of their existence. Boy, however, has only interacted with the outside world through the Internet - not only that, he's a well-known hacking genius. But after one of his viruses go awry, Boy runs away from home and ends up meeting the granddaughters of Jekyll and Hyde, who introduce him to all the human world has to offer. In the battle of creator against creation, Boy is the only one who can ultimately decide not only his fate, but the fate of everyone he holds dear.

Opinion: 

Personally, I absolutely loved Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. This book, in a way, was like an alternate ending to the original novel. The descriptions were, for the most part, quite accurate. I really liked the references to Jekyll and Hyde and the back story about their lineage, and Claire/Sophie's brother, who sought to destroy the last of the Hydes. The time in which the story was set is also interesting, because it gave some insight about how the monsters and creatures abhorred by humanity would be like today and how they'd be treated should they make an appearance. All in all, I enjoyed this book to the fullest.

Rating:
5
Content Rating:

Content rating - some mature content

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