This is a really good story. It is not one of those books that are really sad or really scary. It is a story that will make you laugh out loud, feel a bit sad at times, and also a bit angry. It will make you glad that you read it. The main character, Adam, loves a good joke and enjoys sharing these with his grandfather. Unfortunately, his grandfather passes away and what happens then begins to divide Adam’s once strongly united family. Along the way Adam falls for a girl called Samantha, who doesn’t quite have the same sense of humour as him…, gets into a few embarrassing situations, mucks around with his brother and stops him from doing dangerous things (like walking into trees), and tries to save his family’s business among other things. Again, this is a good book and one that you definitely should read.
This book – again from the 2014 INKYs longlist is about 16yo “Boy”. It is funny, romantic, and a little off beat. Boy is the hacker son of Frankenstein and he meets the granddaughter of Jekyll and Hyde and they go on a roadtrip. Now Boy is away from home, he is meeting real people and other monsters in a very funny drive across America filled with lots of escapades. See more reviews at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17297488-man-made-boy. LD