“This book has heart, brains, and everything else a book (or a monster or a reader) needs. Love monsters? If you do, Jon Skovron’s Man Made Boy is for you. If you don’t, why not?”
— Kelly Link, award-winning author of Magic for Beginners and Pretty Monsters
His name, believe it or not, is Boy.
Boy is (among other things): seventeen years old, a genius computer hacker on the brink of creating an artificial intelligence, and obsessed with a girl.
But there’s even more that sets Boy apart.
For one, he’s never been out in public. And here’s something else: he isn’t even human. Now, it’s time for him to run away from the home he’s known and step out into the real world. But it’s a hard world out there…
Especially if you’re a monster.
“If Man Made Boy hasn’t been optioned for a film or at least a CW series by the end of the year, we can be assured that Hollywood has actually forgotten how to read. Because Boy, for all his used parts, is an original.”
“Fantasy-loving teens will get a kick out of the action-heavy, comical supernatural mash-up.”
“Man Made Boy is monstrously fun. Skovron weaves all things creepy and strange into a tale that is heartwarming, hilarious, and full of memorable characters. You won’t be able to put this one down!”
— John Corey Whaley, winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for Where Things Come Back
“A comically creepy coming-of-age road trip stitched together with action, romance, sex, combat and a couple of bootleg cocktails.”
— Kirkus Review
“A remarkable mash-up of Old World myth and post-modern techno-geek, Man Made Boy is one of the most original and compelling tales I’ve encountered. Evocative and utterly engrossing, Skovron has mastered the beauty, tragedy, and hilarity of the fine line between monsters and men. Read this book and marvel at his creation.”
— Andrea Cremer, bestselling author of the Nightshade series
“With its blend of sci-fi, horror, action, romance, and—at its heart—the universal longing for identity and a place to belong, this audiobook should appeal to a wide range of listeners. ”
— Publishers Weekly, starred audiobook review
“More comfortable behind the keyboard than in real life and wondering if he’ll ever fit in anywhere, Boy is a guy to whom plenty of teens will relate, and they’ll be pleased to discover that the big wide world has a place for just about everyone and every monster.”
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“An enjoyably action-laden, sometimes bloody, globe-trotting lesson in what it means to be monster, to be man, and to be careful when serving dryads alcohol.” — Kirkus Reviews