When I read the the synopsis of this story, I was totally interested! The title alone makes you think it's going to be a horrific tale. Okay, people use the word 'gothic' now... but I found this book nothing of the sort. I decided to do this review differently. I posted my thoughts While Reading and when Completed Reading, to provide an honest review.
While Reading Review:: I am currently depressed with this book! The characters are delicately explained and you can almost relate to them... except for Jip, or Jack Peter, the boy the story is about.
The story is so dire, glum and heavy, you almost want to throw the book and run into a field of daisies and sunshine, spinning to "The Sound of Music". The story is a life of problems and now you've got monstrous sightings, counseling sessions and a boy who can behave like a brat outta Hades! If I had to rate the story now, It would be two specs.
Completed Reading Review: When I finished this book, I felt exhausted. This book made absolutely no sense for me and then when I finally figured out what took place between Nick and Jack Peter, I was like, "Oh, I knew it!" But honestly, I didn't even care! This story was a drag, man! It was slow, over-loaded with way too much detail and dead activity. Tim and Holly were boring because they were ALWAYS at odds and Nick's parents... I'm not even touching them.
I was so let down by this book, I was almost at odds on putting it back on my shelf! It was nothing I'd imagined and the title is a big Whomp! LOL You may enjoy Keith Donohue's form of intrigue, but for me, The Boy Who Drew Monsters is a sleeper and only held my interest out of obligation.
Probably won't even touch it again. On to the next book. 📚
Rating: 👓👓👓/5 specs
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