Friday, March 4, 2011
She thinks she finds a friend in fellow new student Melody Carver--but can a normi be trusted with her big secret?
Of course Lisi Harrison astounds me again-but not quite as much. I love the way that she twists the basic classic of Frankenstein into a teenage drama. The only bit that I thought was a bit cliched was the characters, who were somewhat like mini-imitations of Massie and her Pretty Committee. Cleo was a little bit too much like Massie,etc.
Frankie Stein is a 15 day old girl who looks fifteen years old. She has lime-green skin and has to wear make-up concealer to hide it. But Frankie hates it and finally finds a way to fit in with a super tight clique of girls. Soon after, she finds out that they're monsters, too-or RADs. Everything's great...until certain things that could mean disaster happen.
Melody Carver is the "newbie" in the school, and becomes friends with Bekka, a girl who so strict on the rule "friend's first" that she even has Melody sign a contract. But before Melody knows it, she's caught up in a problem that she'll wish she'd never been in-one where her boyfriend's double personality is caught in between loyalty-and love.
Amazing and magical, this book is one to-read.