Friday, July 28, 2017

Stitched: The First Day of the Rest of her Life by Mariah McCourt –OPTIONAL

McCourt, Stitched: The First Day of the Rest of her Life 45 pgs. Charm Z ((Papercutz) Macmillan), 2017. $14.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears) Mature Content: G; Violence: G GRAPHIC NOVEL
Crimson wakes up and can’t remember anything. It appears she is in a crypt in the cemetery. She starts to wandered and explores a haunted house, meets a friend that might be a werewolf, and even meets a couple of interesting boys. Crimson would like to know more about herself, but it appears that she is a Frankenstein. When a friend makes a big mistake, its up to her to help out.
This weird, quirky, and off-kilter story is just a bit too strange for the collection at my school library. Fans of Nightmare before Christmas may enjoy this style. There are parts that are vaguely intriguing but I had trouble buying into the world and caring about the main character, as the full memory loss plot element is a pet peeve of mine.

EL –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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