One of the challenges that young adult readers often face is the need to balance their preferred methods and formats of reading with the requirement—usually as part of school curricula—to read the often dreaded classics, but author Bekka Black has found a way to make even those oldest tomes more up-to-date and easily comprehended.
Continuing with the iMonsters line of print and ebooks that she began with iDrakula (Sourcebooks Fire), Black released iFrankenstein with the same embedded enhancements and updated language that makes the story line come alive for YA fans. Told through text messages, email correspondance, website views, and graphics, the story follows a young Victor through the creation of a virtual reality Victor that gains senscience and becomes evil.
In the spirit of Halloween this week, iFrankenstein may arguably prove to be all the more chilling than Mary Shelley’s rendition due to its updated scenario and premise. While older crossover readers may have trouble following the text message conversations, the longer back-and-forth exchanges provided by emails continue to keep the readers’ attention with very readable style and voice.
iFrankenstein is available now from Amazon.