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Monster High by Lisi Harrison (Book Review 2010-100)

Product Description

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?

About the Author

Lisi Harrison was the Senior Director of Production Development at MTV, and was responsible for creating and developing original programming for air on MTV. She also served as Head Writer for MTV Production and before that had her own column in Jane Magazine.

Lisi lives in Laguna Beach, California, and is currently working on her next Alphas novel, coming in April 2010, as well as her next Clique novel.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Poppy (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031609918X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316099189
SOURCE:  Around the World ARC Tours


This is going to be one hot book!  I didn't know anything about this book and only signed up to read about it when I saw that one of the characters was named Frankie Stein.  How could you not love a character named that?  I wasn't disappointed at all.  This is one of those books I am going to recommend to all of my mom friends for their younger teens.  The story has lots of important lessons, is extremely cute and of course a marketing blitz to go along with it.

I started to Google the title to find out more about it and was surprised to find it's own adorable site. 
Monster High
Which will go more "live" the second week of July.  There are some cute clips of the show there.  Of course, there will be toys to go along with this marketing blitz since this is all the work of Mattel.  There is also talk of a musical -- um, shades of Glee anyone? Now, that I think about it, the book really has a lot in common with Glee with all of the misfits.  This will probably appeal to girls who enjoy Kelly McClymber or Marlene Perez.

Some links to check out:
Yahoo -- Monster High films
Dread Central -- Cute Picture of dolls 
Mattel -- Videos


  1. Monster High looks good, I'm sure, as you say, it will be hot! Love the play on the name too.

  2. I am marking this one right now! Looks great!=) and this is my first time seeing it so thanks!!


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