Teen Frankenstein by Chandler Baker

width="277"Teen Frankenstein by Chandler Baker
Pub date: January 12th 2016 by Feiwel & Friends
Source: arc

High school meets classic horror in this groundbreaking new series.

It was a dark and stormy night when Tor Frankenstein accidentally hit someone with her car. And killed him. But all is not lost–Tor, being the scientific genius she is, brings him back to life…

Thus begins a twisty, turn-y take on a familiar tale, set in the town of Hollow Pines, Texas, where high school is truly horrifying.

 

 

In the beginning of this book it felt like something I would watch on the Disney channel. You know, the Disney channel original movies, the awesomely cheesy ones like Halloweentown and Under Wraps; yeah those gems. It had that same great feeling to it, and then it started to get a little dark… and people started dying.

Teen Frankenstein is about teen scientist Victoria Frankenstein (Tor) who is determined to bring something back from the dead for her school science experiment. However, bringing the dead boy she hits with her car back to life isn’t exactly the kind of thing Tor can turn in for a grade. So naturally the solution is to dress up her new zombie boy toy and take him to high school.

This book is funny, and dark, and I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. I dig the monster scene, so that’s why I gave this book a shot, but the idea of bringing Frankenstein’s monster into a high school setting seemed too far-fetched for me at first. But like I said, I enjoyed it more than I thought.

The end got a little weird, and that’s why I went 4 stars versus 5. I don’t particularly love what Chandler Baker did with the characters in the end, and as much as I want to elaborate on that I don’t want to spoil anything. I recommend this book to anyone who also likes classic monsters, or just a crazy murder mystery, because as I stated in the beginning, people die. But who dunnit? Hmmm.

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