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Mr. Monster by Dan Wells
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Aug 30, 2010

it was amazing
Read from August 22 to 30, 2010

** spoiler alert ** Great book! I never expected what happened in Chapter 14! The book was well written. Never a dull moment. The main character, John, is only 15 years old, but it is definitely not a sappy teen love story. It is easy to follow John's mind and understand what he is going through. When he breaks his own rules, the author does not come out and say that a rule was broken. You know that a rule was broken because the behavior goes against how you know the character needs to act. The boyfriend Curt seems a bit over-the-top with his antics, but it works OK since there is not need to further is character along. I liked how John and Max bounced ideas off each other, helping me, the reader, too. On page 106, there is the question of Brooke being the prize or the battlefield and that comes off as being a bit melodramatic. But, perhaps, that is just the mind of a 15 year old boy. The scenes about embalming are actually quite interesting. I have not read any books that provide detail such as that and I learned something from it. I am not sure why the author had to get into the 'tissue gas' scene since that did not seem to go any farther. So, perhaps it was just FYI. The Boris and Natasha scene was fun. The ending could have gone either way. Boy gets girl or boy looses girl. Overall, it is probably better that John is the demonslayer and not just the boyfriend.

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