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Moorhead Public Library Y OPP (Text) 33500010660199 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y OPP (Text) 33500010660207 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 1442403179 (e-book)
  • ISBN: 9781442403178 (e-book)
  • ISBN: 1442403152 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781442403154 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 298 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2011.

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Summary, etc.: When his twin brother falls ill in the family's chateau in the independent republic of Geneva in the eighteenth century, sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein embarks on a dangerous and uncertain quest to create the forbidden Elixir of Life described in an ancient text in the family's secret Biblioteka Obscura.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 up.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2011 June #1
    That Victor Frankenstein must've been a handful as a teen, eh? The latest entry in the why-hasn't-anyone-thought-of-this-before category is this cunning take on Victor's formative years, which (no surprise) are filled with wild temper, intellectual passion, and an aptitude for renegade science. When 15-year-old Victor's twin brother, Konrad, is struck by a dire illness, Victor, his cousin Elizabeth, and friend Henry take advantage of the Dark Library they recently found hidden behind a bookshelf. Swiftly, they become confederates with Polidori, a shamed alchemist who sets before the trio the challenge of assembling three ingredients, each more harrowing to acquire than the last. Brash, jealous, and arrogant, Victor is sweet relief from today's introspective YA protagonists, and one can easily visualize how this teen becomes the mad genius of Shelley's Frankenstein. Elizabeth feels less like her literary counterpart, and the middle section drags in classic teen sleuthing. Thankfully—and almost out of nowhere—the final 50 pages explode into wild, gory theatrics that prove Oppel isn't afraid to reach into his characters' darkest hearts. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kenneth Oppel is the author of numerous books for young readers. His award-winning Silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and been adapted as an animated TV series and stage play. Airborn won a Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award and the Canadian Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s literature; its sequel, Skybreaker, was a New York Times bestseller and was named Children’s Novel of the Year by the London Times. He is also the author of Half Brother, This Dark Endeavor, Such Wicked Intent, and The Boundless. Born on Canada’s Vancouver Island, he has lived in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Canada; in England and Ireland; and now resides in Toronto with his wife and children. Visit him at

Subject: Twins Fiction
Brothes Fiction
Alchemy Fiction
Geneva (Republic) History 18th century Fiction
Frankenstein, Victor (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction
Twins Juvenile fiction
Brothers Juvenile fiction
Alchemy Juvenile fiction
Geneva (Republic) History 18th century Juvenile fiction
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