Made for Each Other (My Boyfriend Is a Monster Series #2)

Made for Each Other (My Boyfriend Is a Monster Series #2)

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by Paul D. Storrie, Eldon Cowgur
     
 

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Tom Stone stepped into Seward High and into Maria McBride's life like a bolt of lightning. He's the perfect guy for Maria—nice, smart, and well-built. There's just one problem: his family. Tom's father is the town's new funeral director, and business is booming. The bodies are piling up thick and fast in Persephone Falls, Alaska, so Dr. Stone keeps Tom up

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Tom Stone stepped into Seward High and into Maria McBride's life like a bolt of lightning. He's the perfect guy for Maria—nice, smart, and well-built. There's just one problem: his family. Tom's father is the town's new funeral director, and business is booming. The bodies are piling up thick and fast in Persephone Falls, Alaska, so Dr. Stone keeps Tom up late at night working in the funeral home. And it's clear that Dr. Stone and his creepy assistant, Graves, don't want Maria around. Maria knows Tom was made for her. She's determined to find out what Dr. Stone has against her. When Tom refuses to stand up to his father, Maria begins to stitch together the clues...and finds out that the Stones are into recycling in ways she never could have imagined.

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Children's Literature - Lauri Berkenkamp
When violinist Maria McBride and hunky new guy Tom Stone run into each other—literally—it is love at first sight. But Tom's job at his father's funeral home keeps him so busy that he and Maria rarely see each other. And it seems like every day another fatal accident claims yet another member of town, keeping Tom at the funeral home day and night helping his father and his father's creepy assistant, Graves. As a result, Tom's and Maria's relationship isn't getting very far. When Maria decides to take matters into her own hands and visit Tom at his father's funeral home, she discovers that Tom isn't a typical teenage boy. In fact, he's not a boy at all: he's a monster. Tom's father is Frankenstein's monster, and Tom himself is an amalgam of other people's parts. Maria tells Tom that she doesn't care about his strange background, and the two are as happy together as a girl and her monster boyfriend can be—until Maria realizes that Tom's "sister," Hedy, is killing people in town to make new monster friends. Hedy is consumed with jealousy over Tom's and Maria's relationship, and kidnaps Tom with the intent of recycling him into a new boyfriend just for her. Maria and her friends enlist the help of Dr. Stone, storm the lab, and destroy Hedy and a posse of body-part monsters. This graphic novel is written in the spirit of pulp horror, and the author does a good job keeping the plot moving. The illustrations are typical of pulp comics, with well-differentiated main characters and sound effects played out in words. The characters, however, are extraordinarily flat and the relationship between Maria and Tom is hard to swallow. For example, Maria doesn't bat an eye when Tom tells her he's really just made up of parts from dead people. Rather, Maria tells him that her parents were organ donors and she views Tom as simply the recipient of lots and lots of organ donations. This is the second book in the "My Boyfriend is a Monster" series, with more to come, and should appeal to readers who enjoy their horror and romance intertwined. Reviewer: Lauri Berkenkamp

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ISBN-13:
9780761370772
Publisher:
Graphic Universe
Publication date:
04/28/2011
Series:
My Boyfriend Is a Monster Series, #2
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
721,279
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
GN340L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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