Wednesday, February 3, 2016
author: Laurel Gale
average rating: 4.10
book published: 2015
read at: 2016/02/03
date added: 2016/02/03
'Dead Boy' by Laurel Gale proves that just because you're dead, that doesn't mean you don't need a few friends in your life.
Crow Darlington is the title's dead boy. He's not sure how it happened, or why he's still walking around, but here he is. When he loses a body part, like an ear, his mom chides him and sews it back on. When he sneaks out one night and meets, Melody, the girl next door, they become friends. With Melody's curiosity, they start trying to figure out why Crow is dead, but undead. This leads them on a strange adventure where their friendship will be put to the ultimate test.
It's a middle grade reader. It's macabre but feels like something from a Tim Burton movie. Crow is likeable, brave and earnest. Melody is just the kind of friend you'd hope to have. I like this middle grade reader and it's just the kind of thing I would have liked to read when I was in the fourth grade, like Crow.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Random House Children's, Crown BFYR, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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