Friday, June 14, 2019

Strange Star by Emma Carroll - OPTIONAL

Strange Star by Emma Carroll, 230 pages.  Delacorte Press, 2016.  $17.  

Content: Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG-13.  



Felix is the doorman at an estate in which Lord Byron and Mary Shelley are visiting.  One night in a storm, a young girl, named Lizzie, comes to the door looking for help finding her little sister Peg.  Lizzie recounts a story to Felix and Mary Shelley of weird happenings before her sister was taken from her.  Lizzie explains that a doctor came to their small town and needed help preparing his estate, but at night a strange monster was let loose and people’s animals were being killed.  Soon Peg and Lizzie were caught up in the doctor’s experiments and they were seperated, so Lizzie followed the trail to Lord Byron's estate.  

Lizzie’s story was interesting, and I cared to find out what was happening.  Because Lizzie’s story is a retelling to Mary Shelly, the connections with Frankenstein were obvious.  The violence includes torture and experimentation. 

Reviewer, C. Peterson

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