Historical, Young Adult

Mary’s Monster by Lila Judge


It doesn’t take long for this YA biography of Mary Shelley — the author of Frankenstein — to reveal itself more as autobiography: almost all of the snippets about the first 24 years of her life, revealed in short, blank verse poems, are stylized entries from her own journals. Even as she endures incredible privations and betrayals and — most especially — the deaths of everyone she loves, she eventually realizes one thing: the creature that she brought to life out of her imagination will survive her own death.


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