Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Book Review: Monster High by Lisi Harrison
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Poppy; 1 edition (September 1, 2010)
From Lisi Harrison, the New York Times bestselling author of The Clique and Alphas, comes a new series with a fresh twist on high school, romance, and the "horrors" of trying to fit in.
The monster community has kept a low profile at the local high school, but when two new girls enroll, the town will never be the same. Created just fifteen days ago, Frankie Stein is psyched to trade her father's formaldehyde-smelling basement lab for parties and prom.
But with a student body totally freaked out by rumors of monsters stalking the halls, Frankie learns that high school can be rough for a chic freak like her. She thinks she finds a friend in fellow new student Melody Carver-but can a "normie" be trusted with her big secret?
Monster High is probably the most shallow, and pointless book I have ever read.
I have never read a book where I can practically feel myself losing IQ points.
I always stayed away from the Clique books, because I could just look at the cover and feel like I would waste my time reading them.
But now I'm thinking maybe the soup I ate for lunch messed with my mind a little bit, because I actually read this book.
I've read a lot of other reviews on Monster High, because I was curious on what other people thought of it.
Well, it looks like I'm pretty much the only person on this planet that didn't absolutely loved this book.
Maybe I'm too picky?
No, I just like books that make my brain tick a little.
I like when a book makes me feel satisfied after reading it.
A good book to me is when I feel as if the book had eaten me whole.
I can't go through life normally because all I'm thinking about it that book.
Monster High didn't have that effect on me at all.
Instead, it made me feel like somebody scooped my brains out.
That's how shallow and self obsessed it was.
Every single girl in Monster High was completely consumed with clothes and who was dating the most popular boy.
Thats not exaclty my cup of tea.
Now, I know the book is not supposed to be realistic because there are monsters through out the whole story line. But really? It got very annoying. (Plus the fact that the main character Frankie was obsessed with Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga just added a bonus on the annoying level.)
This story switch's between main characters, Melody and Frankie.
Honestly, when it started to explain Melody, I thought, that maybe just maybe this book had a little bit of potential. Because, Melody was different. She found her older sister obnoxious and annoying, which I completely agreed. I think maybe half of the reason I was nauseated by this book was because Melody's sister named her breasts after her favorite fashion designers. The other half was probably because I was in bed, sick. Anyway, instead of Melody being the highlight in this book, she ruined any chance I was going to give this book. She ended up being just as shallow as everyone else in Monster High.
All she cared about was fitting in with the popular girls because she feels like a loner.
I mean, can't we maybe put just a little bit more substance to this story?
I have talked to a lot of girls who have told me that The Clique series is great, well Monster High didn't leave a very good impression at all. So you won't find me reading The Clique series, anytime soon.
Now I know, I'm really shredding this book apart.
But it's not everyday I come across a book that makes me want to gag because of the lack of substance. so writing this review is leaving a bitter taste in my mouth.
Sorry, if you expected to read a review about a new delightful book that would just enlighten your day, and instead got this negative review on a book, that you now probably won't read because of what I have said.
But this is only my opinion, and your opinion, may or may not be different. I mean you might LOVE it.
So please, if you disagree with how I have critiqued Monster High comment and tell me what you loved about it.