I didn’t read that much this month unfortunately, mostly because I have so much going on. But I think April will be a better month 🙂 Still, I had a few nice reads this time.
Monsters Don’t Cry by Shane McKenzie
Monsters don’t cry follows a severely obese and deformed girl named Natasha who’s been locked in a room by her parents for a long time. She eventually escapes into the outside world and the bodies begin to pile up. The story also focuses on a college student/drug dealer who’s on the run from a dangerous drug kingpin. I really liked this book. Natasha’s story is actually quite unique and tragic. I couldn’t turn away from this book the moment I started reading. Even with the over-the-top gore and sex, I’d say there’s actually a lot hidden depth here. 4/5.
Goosebumps: A Nightmare on Clown Street by R.L Stine
For some reason, I got into a Goosebumps mood this month. And a nice moment of nostalgia is always nice. I also love clowns.Unfortunately, I picked up this one which seems to epitomize all the worst goosebumps tropes. There’s some cool moments but overall the story’s just plain dumb. 2/5
Goosebumps: The Girl Who Cried Monster by R.L Stine
Now this Goosebumps book was a lot better. The first half of the book is pretty good and well-done for a Stine book. But by the end it descends into the usual Goosebumps stuff. That’s sad because it really had the potential to be a quality story. 3/5
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I haven’t read The Great Gatsby in a long time. This was my second time reading it. I think this time I was able to appreciate it more. In many ways it is a very beautiful and tragic story. 3.5/5
The First Part of Henry the Fourth by William Shakespeare
This has some of Shakespeare’s best characters: Hotspur and Falstaff. They were what made this play interesting, they’re both really entertaining. But the play kinda of dragged on at times. 3.5/5