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This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Gripping, fascinating story of one soon-to-be-mad scientist.

Book Kenneth Oppel Horror 2011
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This is one of the best series openers to come along in a long time; no wonder the makers of the Twilight movies have already latched onto this series. The world's most famous future mad scientist was a fascinating teen as author Kenneth Oppel sees it. Readers get to watch his inner demons take shape; there's hope for him, then it's dashed just as quickly. So much is bubbling below the surface waiting for that flash of lightning.

Add to this intense character study writing that's beautifully, darkly atmospheric and a truly gripping series of adventures (expect your jaw to visibly drop while reading in a few scenes), and you've got a winner.

Book Details

  • Author: Kenneth Oppel
  • Genre: Horror
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: August 23, 2011
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Last updated: April 24, 2020

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