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Monster High (Monster High Series #1)

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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.

The monster community has kept a low profile at the local high school, but when two new girls enroll, 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 ...

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Overview

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.

The monster community has kept a low profile at the local high school, but when two new girls enroll, 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 prom.

But with a student body totally freaked out by rumors of monsters stalking the halls, Frankie learns that high school can be rough for a chic freak like her. She thinks she finds a friend in fellow new student Melody Carver-but can a "normie" be trusted with her big secret?

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Children's Literature - Amanda Ledbetter
Melody Carver and Frankie Stein begin their sophomore year as new students at Merston High School in Salem, Oregon. Leaving the fast-paced, California lifestyle behind, Melody and her parents hope that the cleaner Oregon air will prove easier for Melody's asthmatic lungs to handle, though her older sister continually puts her down for being the cause of their family's relocation. For Frankie, high school is not all that is new. Her parents are descendants of the original Frankenstein's monster, and they have just created her in their own laboratory. Both Frankie and Melody find adjusting to their new school to be a struggle, complete with typical high school drama. At Merston High, however, monsters attend classes side-by-side with "normie" teenagers, while trying to maintain secrecy about their families and adding to high school angst. When the school opts for a monster-themed dance, Frankie sees it as an opportunity for her to step out of the shadows and to learn if her classmates can really accept her for who she is. Melody may not be a member of the monster community, but when she falls for one, she must put aside her own fears and take a stand for doing the right thing. While not all readers will be drawn to a book with movie monsters as the main characters, the message of the story is one of girl empowerment and a sense of pride in oneself, regardless of physical appearance or family background—a message to which many teenage girls can relate. Both protagonists must reconcile with their outer awkwardness and recognize that true beauty really does come from within. Reviewer: Amanda Ledbetter
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316099189
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Monster High Series , #1
  • Pages: 255
  • Sales rank: 111,231
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisi Harrison
Lisi Harrison was the Senior Director of Production Development at MTV, and was responsible for creating and developing original programming for air on MTV. She also served as Head Writer for MTV Production and before that had her own column in Jane Magazine.

Lisi lives in Laguna Beach, California, and is currently working on her next Alphas novel, coming in April 2010, as well as her next Clique novel.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted August 31, 2010

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    Amazing!

    I don't care what people have said. Monster High was one of the best things that Lisi Harrison has ever penned. It was fantastic, with believable, three-dimensional characters, and a fun, attention grabbing plotline.

    It's not hopping on the Twilight band wagon at all! Each character has, y'know, a personality, and the whole book is just so enjoyable.

    I loved it. Seriously, if you've liked anything else Lisi's written, you'll like Monster High.

    64 out of 71 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    Best Book Ever!

    This is the best book I have ever read. Every chapter makes you want to read more. Even if you don't like to read this book is amazing. The website is very different from the book though. The monster high series is amazing. I also reccomend the warrior serries and seekers series.

    36 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Monsterlicous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This book is really good its a differnt twist every chapter youll love it its about 28 chappters full of awesomeness

    27 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2011

    Awesome!!!

    I love this book so so so much!!! Once I picked it up I could not put it down. Youll love it and its great for all ages!

    25 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    Luv it!!

    Omg this book is sooo good!





    Press "yes" if you agree, Please

    22 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 21, 2010

    Can't Wait

    I have a feeling this might actually be pretty good. I haven't seen many books that are just about monsters. It's mostly vampires now. I actually have one of the dolls that this book is about and I've seen the mini shows on the site and it looks pretty cute. I can't wait to read this

    21 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2010

    Just for Fun!

    Lets just face it, monster and Halloween themed stuff is just fun. Everyone likes a good scare. Look how successful Scoobydoo has been! They are creating dolls about this series already; can not wait to buy them.

    21 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2011

    your right

    i cant put it down and im just 11:)

    20 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2010

    Looks awesome!!!

    I absolutely LOVE the website!!! I totally cannot wait till the book comes out!!! It's going to be freaky-fabulous!!!

    19 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2011

    Highly recommenended best- book ever

    great very exciting cant wait till i read the next!!! :>

    17 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2011

    Best Book

    This is a book i couldnt put down i finsihed it in a day in a half! So far this is my favorite book ever if u like drama then you are sure to love this!

    16 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2011

    great

    I absolutly loved this book it was worth the price

    14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 3, 2011

    nice

    i love it.

    12 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Cover

    I just saw the cover on Lisi's blog and it looks really good!! Cant wait.

    10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2011

    Great!

    Wonderful.great series.still reading the third one

    7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2011

    this book rocks

    i hope that they come out with a second one

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2010

    awsome and fun filling of love

    i read this book after i heard about the site the site is more kid friendly then the book that has some language but i still loved! it just make sure your kids are older then 10!

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2013

    I love it!! I am 13 and would so recomend this to my friends!!

    I love it!! I am 13 and would so recomend this to my friends!!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Great Book

    I abouloluty loved the book will definitly be reading "The Ghoul Next Door". Any of you peoples who are thinking i probably shouldn't get it, well your thinking dead WRONG! I'm telling you truly amazing book!!!!!!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    i luv it!

    i luv monster high! the best! even the websites, shows and books, of course the dolls too! i just luv it!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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