Thursday, April 21, 2011

Monster High by Lisi Harrison Review

Monster High

From Goodreads:  From Lisi Harrison, the New York Times bestselling author of The Clique and Alphas, comes a new series with a fresh twist on high school, romance, and the horrors of trying to fit in.

They prefer to call themselves RAD (Regular Attribute Dodgers), but some call them monsters. So far, the "monster" community has kept a low profile in Salem, but this year two new girls enroll at Master High School, and the town will never be the same.

Created just fifteen days ago, Frankie Stein is psyched to trade her father's formaldehyde-smelling basement lab for parties and cheerleading. But with a student body totally freaked out by rumors of monsters who might be stalking the halls, Frankie finds that life in the "normi" world can be rough for a chic freak like her.

She thinks she finds a friend in fellow new student Melody Carver--but can a normi be trusted with her big secret?

My Take:  This is simply a fun read.  It's a fresh take on new kid at high school story.  Frankie is adorable and hilarious and looking forward to showing her true colors.  Unfortunately, this is not to be.  Frankie ends up at a normal high school and has to hide who she is.  Yet her personality still makes it through the disguise.  Frankie also has the same condition as every Barbie doll.  No, not the part where all Barbies must be naked.  Body parts pop off far too easily and at critical moments.  It's hilarious.

Melody Carver is the other protagonist.  She is also entertaining but not as much as Frankie.  She's a normi and provides a different point of view for the reader.  

It's giddy and trendy.  The author uses fun word plays and works them into high school vernacular.  There are good messages smattered throughout the story but overall it is just good, clean entertainment.


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