Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron

Man Made Boy

by Jon Skovron

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.

Reviewed by Kelly on

5 of 5 stars

4½ Stars.
I LOVED Man Made Boy. It's was beautifully written, fun and full of sarcastic humour. Boy is the son of Frankenstein's monster and his bride, stitched together in much the same way. But where his parents are more robotic than human, Boy is an abundance of emotion, intelligence and even teenage hormones. But he's incredibly lonely. His only human interaction comes from internet friends, where they discuss hacking and coding. Besides his big project, Boy occupies his time watching Liel. As intended, Liel will irritate readers at times, being more cagey than most of us would give her credit for. But rest assured, Boy isn't naive.

For a group of monsters, the characters are incredibly enchanting. Each with a unique personality and well developed. Besides Boy, I adored the Dragon Lady. Her use of 'little monsters' was far too cute to be legal. Man Made Boy is pure entertainment, brilliant characters and a unique storyline that's intelligent and fun. I would love to see this one made into a series, and given the ending, it might just be a possibility.

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