Thursday, June 30, 2016

Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron

Man Made Boy is a YA science fiction fantasy book about the son of Frankenstein's monster and the Bride. His name is Boy. He is 17 years old, and has never left home because he is a monster. It is tough to go out, since he would draw a lot of attention due to his appearance. Most of the other monsters that live with him call him a robot. That is sort of true, since he does have wires and gears in him. He interacts with the world through the internet, writing code. 

When a conflict arises at home, Boy runs away to live with humans. He gets a job and a home. His girlfriend, Liel, soon runs away with him. However, they encounter a strange problem. Boy is too good with code. A code that Boy wrote came to life, and can take control of any electronic device, and can also take control of humans! The code is a girl and is mad at Boy for ditching her. She wants Boy to be her girlfriend and wants to get rid of Liel. 

I really liked the code coming to life. It was funny to see his reaction to this, and it was interesting to watch the code take over technology. I loved the ending, and how he risked his life to try to save people he cared about. It was cool to see how he reacted to the new things in the human world, and how he got around the scenarios in hilarious ways.

However, I wish the author would have included background information about Frankenstein and the Bride, including who they are and how they made Boy. I was wondering about that for most of the book.

I recommend that you read this book! I will read the sequel, This Broken Wondrous World.

Title: Man Made Boy
Author: Jon Skovron
Publisher: Viking Penguin
Pages: 361
Series: Yes, Book 1 of 2
Rating: 4 Stars

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