Series: Book 1 of Monster High
Created just fifteen days ago, Frankie Stein is psyched to trade her father's formaldehyde-smelling basement lab for parties and cheerleading. But with a student body totally freaked out by rumors of monsters who might be stalking the halls, Frankie finds that life in the "normi" world can be rough for a chic freak like her.
She thinks she finds a friend in fellow new student Melody Carver--but can a normi be trusted with her big secret?
The Good: This book has an awesome premise and carries it out very well. It's got a decent message hidden underneath its classic horror character story line.
The Bad: Cutesy words like "Normies" quickly drove me insane. The "kids" do a version of basic teen rebellion, thinking they know better than their parents. It's standard fare that will likely delight a middle grade to early young adult crowd, and immediately turn older readers off.