High school meets classic horror in Teen Frankenstein, Chandler Baker's modern reimagining of Mary Shelley's gothic novel.
It was a dark and stormy night when Tor Frankenstein accidentally hits someone with her car. And kills him. But, all is not lost—Tor, being the scientific genius she is, brings him back to life...
Thus begins a twisty, turn-y take on a familiar tale, set in the town of Hollow Pines, Texas, where high school is truly horrifying.
Shelley's classic gets a modern makeover in this first book in the High School Horror series. Seventeen-year-old Victoria "Tor" Frankenstein is a science whiz who, along with her best friend Owen, is researching how to revive the dead through electricity. When Tor accidentally hits a teenager with her car and kills him, she seizes the opportunity to put her theories into practice. After succeeding, she names her amnesiac subject Adam and enrolls him at her school to help him assimilate and learn. But Adam's resurrection leads to social and romantic complications, his condition requires increasingly intensive upkeep, and his unknown past may be linked to a series of gruesome murders around town. While Baker (Alive) draws on the raw material of Shelley's Frankenstein for inspiration, she deviates considerably from the original plotline and themes far from a reviled outcast, Adam manifests as a swoon-worthy football star, one even Tor finds hard to resist. Tor's moral bankruptcy outstrips even that of her namesake, making for a bleak, grisly story with a healthy dose of atmospheric horror. Ages 12 up.