Synopses & Reviews
Never veers into horror, staying strictly on the side of realisticif, you know, there were monstersand heartwarming adventure
Heartwarming, hilarious, and full of memorable characters. You wont be able to put this one down!”
John Corey Whaley, Michael L. Printz Award-winning author of Where Things Come Back and Noggin
His name, believe it or not, is Boy.
Boy is (among other things):
seventeen years old,
a genius computer hacker on the brink of creating an artificial intelligence,
and obsessed with a girl.
But theres something even more that sets Boy apart.
For one, hes never been out in public.
And heres something else: he isnt even human.
Now its time for him to run away from the home hes known and step out into the real world. But its a hard world out there
Especially if youre a monster.
Books in the series:
Man Made Boy (Book 1)
This Broken Wonderous World (Book 2)
Praise for MAN MADE BOY by Jon Skovron:
“Man Made Boy is monstrously fun. Skovron weaves all things creepy and strange into a tale that is heartwarming, hilarious, and full of memorable characters. You won't be able to put this one down!” —John Corey Whaley, winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for Where Things Come Back
“A remarkable mash-up of Old World myth and post-modern techno-geek, Man Made Boy is one of the most original and compelling tales Ive encountered. Evocative and utterly engrossing, Skovron has mastered the beauty, tragedy, and hilarity of the fine line between monsters and men. Read this book and marvel at his creation.” —Andrea Cremer, bestselling author of the Nightshade series
“This book has heart, brains, and everything else a book (or a monster or a reader) needs. Love monsters? If you do, Jon Skovrons Man Made Boy is for you. If you dont, why not?” —Kelly Link, award-winning author of Magic for Beginners
"A comically creepy coming-of-age road trip..." —Kirkus
"...a clever reimagining of Shelleys Frankenstein..." —Booklist
" [a] tumultuous tale of attachment and growth..." —Publishers Weekly
"Boy is a guy to whom plenty of teens will relate, and theyll be pleased to discover that the big wide world has a place for just about everyone and every monster." —BCCB
The events in these stories are real. Some names have been changes so I don’t get yelled at.” —Ned Vizzini
Ned Vizzini writes about the weird, funny, and sometimes mortifying moments that made up his teen years. With wit, irony, and honesty, Teen Angst? Naaah . . . invites you into Ned’s world of school, parents, cool (and almost cool), street people, rock bands, friends, fame, camp, sex (sort of), Cancún (almost), prom, beer, video games, and more.
Originally published: Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Pub., 2000.
About the Author
Ned Vizzini is the author of the award-winning young adult books It’s Kind of a Funny Story,
which was made into a motion picture to be released in 2011; Be More Chill;
and, of course, Teen Angst? Naaah . . . .
Ned speaks at schools, universities, and libraries across the country about writing for teens and about mental health. He also reviews young adult books for the New York Times
. His work has been translated into seven languages.
Ned Vizzini lives in Brooklyn, New York.