The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Clever retelling of horror classic from female perspective.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 15+

Very gruesome

This book is not for the fainthearted. It has very descriptive and gruesome descriptions of animals being cut open to find out how they died, small children (that are alive) having their arm cut open, and bodies cut apart. Also, people are murdered to be made into monsters. Many important characters are strangled descriptively, cut apart, and go mad. Elizabeth and Victor end up being married, but sex is limited to a few embraces and kisses. Language is a bit strong, with a*s, piss, b**ch, and sh** used pretty frequently. Elizabeth starts off as an awful role model that only does things for personal gain, but she ends up realizing the errors in her ways. Again, it is awfully gruesome in its descriptions and is for older teens. If this retelling became a movie, it would be R+. It is very intriguing and suspenseful.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing

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