I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Dead Boy by Laurel Gale
on September 29, 2015
Pages: 256 pages
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Fans of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book will embrace this darkly funny novel about a dead boy named Crow who has a chance at friendship—and maybe, just maybe, a way to get his life back.
Crow Darlingson isn’t like other kids. He stinks. He’s got maggots. His body parts fall off at inopportune moments. (His mom always sews them back on, though.) And he hasn’t been able to sleep in years. Not since waking up from death.
But worse than the maggots is how lonely Crow feels. When Melody Plympton moves in next door, Crow can’t resist the chance to finally make a friend. With Melody around he may even have a shot at getting his life back from the mysterious wish-granting creature living in the park. But first there are tests to pass. And it will mean risking the only friend he’s had in years.
Debut author Laurel Gale’s story about friendship fulfilled may be the most moving—and most macabre—yet.
Meet Crow. A quirky, nerdy typical suburban kid and oh yeah he is dead. Locked in a world of solitude due his walking dead status, he spends his days filled with home schooled lessons from his mother, that is when his limbs are falling off and has to be reattached. Enter Melody, the new girl who moved in the empty house next door. Melody believes in all things magical although no one believes her. She also believes she saw a boy living next door. In time, an odd friendship develops and adventure awaits.
I must say this story pulled me in from the first page. Crow is an evil character. I suppose I would be this way if I were trapped as the undead myself. Melody is a girl on a mission to get to the bottom of all things magical! Together they are unstoppable.
Dead Boy is a brilliant read.
Reviewed by: Mia