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Man Made Boy

Skovron, Jon (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Man Made Boy
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Tired of being sheltered from humans, seventeen-year-old Boy, son of Frankenstein's monster and the Bride of Frankenstein, runs away from home and embarks on a wild road trip that takes him across the country and deep into the heart of America.
Authors: Skovron, Jon
Title: Man made Boy
Publisher: New York :, Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.,, 2013.
Characteristics: 361 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Tired of being sheltered from humans, seventeen-year-old Boy, son of Frankenstein's monster and the Bride of Frankenstein, runs away from home and embarks on a wild road trip that takes him across the country and deep into the heart of America.
ISBN: 0670786209
9780670786206
Statement of Responsibility: Jon Skovron
Subject Headings: Runaway teenagers Juvenile fiction. Human beings Juvenile fiction. Monsters Juvenile fiction. Science fiction. Runaways Fiction. Human beings Fiction. Monsters Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Science fiction.
Topical Term: Runaway teenagers
Human beings
Monsters
Science fiction.
Runaways
Human beings
Monsters
LCCN: 2012043217
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Mar 31, 2014
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a layered book that allows readers to decide for themselves what balance of entertainment to allegorical/metaphorical/philosophical insight they want to take from it.
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It's a perfectly exciting, often lighthearted adventure story of a young man learning to make his way in the world, hoping to not be a monster to others and deal with the monsters that haunt him--specifically, Boy, the son of Frankenstein's Monster and The Bride, leaves the safe monster* enclave hidden in New York City he's always known, creates strategies to avoid being seen as monstrous, finds love (twice), travels across the country, and runs from and fights hostiles.
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But what teen doesn't sometimes feel like a "monster" who fears "the mob" could turn angry and make him/her an outcast? What teen doesn't get tired of being called "Boy" (or "Girl") and want to start over with a new adult name? And, of course, who doesn't wonder why they were created and what purpose or meaning they might find in a universe that all too often feels empty, lonely, and hostile?
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The book is saturated with opportunities to identify with and consider thoughts such as these, though it is first, foremost, and above all fun.

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*"Monster," in this case, meaning just about anything out of mythology, folklore, and literature from around the world, most often based on magic but not excluding technology and artificial intelligence. The book is crammed full of all manner of creatures and references.

Feb 07, 2014
  • joywolf83 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It's the son of Frankenstein! Lol, no really it is. They live in Nyc, off of Broadway, doing shows with other "unreal" creatures. Told as a typical teenage boy but with a dose of I Robot thrown in. Makes for a very entertaining read with adventure, romance, and teenage angst all bundled together. And yes I was crying at the end.

This one should be brought as an ebook version too!

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