Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Monster High - Lisi Harrison

The story takes place in Salem; not Mass but Oregon. Melody Carver is a normie and Frankie Stein is a monster, well not really, but that is what the normies would call her if they knew her true identity. Frankie dreams of the day that she can walk in public as herself and not have to disguise her neck seams, bolts, and her green skin with scarves and loads of makeup. Melody meets her new neighbor, Jackson, who has a secret of his own. When Melody learns of his secret and of the "monsters" at Merston High, she'll have to decide who her real friends are and what she's going to do with this newfound knowledge.
The way this story is written is really confusing at first. Lisi goes back and forth between Melody's and Frankie's viewpoints that I was forgetting who was friends with who. I did enjoy the idea of real movie-like monsters hiding out in the real world to keep their true identities safe. Frankie just wants to be able to exist as herself and not be ridiculed for who and what she really is and I can't blame her. To have to hide yourself away from the rest of the world because of the chaos that would become if her truth was revealed would be a real shame knowing what a great person she is inside. Melody, on the other hand, doesn't feel beautiful even after her plastic surgeon father redid her nose. She wants people to like her for who she is and not what she looks like on the outside. So when their worlds collide, they'll have to decide if they want to work together or stay away and keep each other's secrets. This is just a book I would recommend if you're bored and can't find anything else to do. It had me yawning at times and the confusion of the characters didn't help. Even trying to write my thoughts on this book was confusing LOL...3- 3 1/2 stars at the most from me.

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