Phoebe Lane is a lightning rod for monsters.She and her mom are forced to flee flesh-eating plants, radioactive ants, and blobs from outer space. They survive thanks to Phoebes dadan invisible titan, whose giant eyes warn them where the next monster attack will take place.All Phoebe wants is to stop running from motel to motel and start living a monster-free life in New York or Paris. But when her mom mysteriously vanishes, Phoebe is left to fend for herself in small-town Pennybrooke.That's when Phoebe starts to transformChristian McKay Heidicker, author of Cure for the Common Universe, returns with a book unlike any other, challenging perceived notions of beauty, identity, and what it means to be a monster....
|Title||:||Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower Reviews
Phoebe is quite a force! Surviving teenage-hood, discovering her roots, and oh yeah...fighting monsters...this story has all you could want from a strong female lead. The writing is on point and I am reminded of the classic horror movies that came before. Very enjoyable and a good reminder that the ability to be lovely comes in all shapes and sizes.
Funny, sweet, Imaginative twist on the old horror movie genre.
I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to reference the time period. But the MC had literally JUST mentioned puddle skirts, a malt shop, and people standing in front of an appliance store with TV's in the window. Pretty sure I pieced together what era we're in ...more
I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but the book has encouraged me to see more. Second, I liked the innovative use of different literary devices. In particular, the embedded graphic short story not only tied into the story in an important way but was also ...more
This was the weirdest thing I have ever read, but I thoroughly enjoyed it!
In a world where various monster attacks happen regularly, everyone has grown used to the weird and unusual. Phoebe and her mother have been on the run for all of Phoebe's life because if they stay anywhere too long, a monster attacks the city. Their only way of knowing and getting out before the monster hits? Phoebe's father, who is an invisible giant in the sky. Yeah, needless to say, Phoebe's life is far from normal.
I didn't really know what to expect when I started this book. What I got was a totally immersive experience with Easter Eggs throughout (without being heavy handed). Now I have to go watch a bunch of 1950's horror.
Highly recommend! I especially loved the main character—a great female lead that a span of ages will find relatable.