Okay, confessions first. I am doing a battle here. But it is a biased battle. I am currently onto reading the third book of the Monster High series. I have never actually watched an episode of Monster High. BUT, I guarentee you the books aren’t as babyish as you are imagining if all you have seen are the dolls and the shows. As a matter of fact, looking at the website – http://www.monsterhigh.com/en-us/index.html?mh – I didn’t even see the main character in the books and website doesn’t even mention the books! The books are totally inappropriate for the age range the show and dolls are geared toward. So, with that out of the way, let’s move on to the books.
In the first book we are introduced to normal teen Melody, whose family is moving from Beverly Hills, to Salem, Oregon because of Melody’s asthma. Her parents hope the fresh air will clear up the asthma and that maybe Melody’s beautiful singing voice will come back. We are also introduced to Frankie Stein, who has just been brought to life at age 16 by her father and mother, descendants of Frankenstein. We learn that the Steins are just one of several RAD (Regular Attribute Dodgers)families who call Salem home. The RAD’s motto is “hide with pride” and they have been sucessfully fitting in with the normies (non-monsters) for decades. When Frankie decides her green skin is beautiful and she convinces the other RAD teens of the same thing, hilarity ensues.
These books are clever and funny and filled with horribly humorous puns. Every stereotype you can think of in high school is presented in either RAD or normie form. There are love triangles, fights over boys and drama galore. If you like monsters in general, you will not be disappointed by the spectrum represented in this series- mummies, werewolves, mermaids, dracula and invisible men just to name a few. If you are looking for something light, fast-moving and funny to read, I would reccommend this series.