The Madman's Daughter

Book review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Extra horror, romance in "Island of Dr. Moreau" update.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

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age 16+

Gripping horror with questions about humanity

Based on The Island of Dr. Moreau...a mad scientist who experiments with dissections and organ transplants. I have to admit that although the idea is terribly disturbing, I was also incredibly fascinated with it. Juliet is the daughter of exiled doctor Henri Moreau, living alone in England as a servant. When she runs into her childhood friend, Montgomery, she demands that he take her with him back to the island where her father is now living. Along the way, they rescue a castaway who is a young gentleman named Edward Prince. On the island, Juliet comes to realize that the rumours about her father's madness are true, and they were only a small bit of the horrors he has been practicing in his lab. Negative content: Dr. Hastings tries to take advantage of Juliet. Her friend Lucy convinces her to go to a party, where the boys keep trying to touch them. Juliet sees a prostitute in the city and wonders if she will end up like her. There are many scenes where Juliet and either Montgomery or Edward kiss, or she is thinking about being with them There are a couple uses of h*** as profanity
age 15+
It was a great book if you have a big imagination, like me. Although the author could have put more detail into scenes and characters, visualizing what the characters looked like was so much fun to do because everyone can have a different opinion on the matter. I feel that the story ended rather abruptly, but thank god for sequels!

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