A review by shogins
Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron


In his seventeen years of life, Boy has never left home. Sure, Boy has friends on the internet where he can be an anonymous computer genius, but it’s hard to make human friends when you’re the son of Frankenstein’s Monster and his Bride. Instead, he lives in New York, under a theater that runs a show staffed with monster and creatures. When he decides to leave and try to live as a human, albeit an odd-looking one, he ends up on a trip with the granddaughters of Jekyll and Hyde as he runs from mistakes and they both run from families. This was a fun look at familiar characters, and Boy was an engaging and likable narrator.

Magical coming of age is definitely a genre I dig.