Book Reviews

Gillion Reads: Frankenstein

My AP English 4 teacher (who I love to death) asked us to read Frankenstein by Mary Shelly over winter break. I was going to be gone for a week in Georgia so it was perfect. It’s around 200 pages, so it should have been an easy read. I went into this book expecting it to be like how we have seen it in all of the movies that have been made over the course of movie history. But, that wasn’t the case in this book.

Frankenstein was written by 19 year old Mary Shelly and is about a man named Victor Frankenstein and has created a creature and we see him talking about his past life. It talks about how he realized that one struck of lightening can make or, literally, break something, the science of the creatures, and his family. It was really cool because you saw how he came to realize all of these things that add to the result of the end (that we all know and love). But, not really.

Instead we see the creature saying that his creator, Victor Frankenstein, hates him for it. I was confused about this because that isn’t how we have seen it for the movies that have portrayed it. Then we start going into the creature’s past and he tells his story and I’m not even paying attention to it. Then I just started to lose interest in this whole story.

Overall, the story was dragging as soon as that point came up in the story. I gave it a 3/5 stars because I give the beginning part some credit along with after the creature told his life story.


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