A Taste for Monsters

A Taste for Monsters

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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London 1888, and Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the people of the city. Evelyn, a young woman disfigured by her dangerous work in a matchstick factory with nowhere to go, does not know what to make of her new position as a maid to the Elephant Man in London Hospital. Evelyn wanted to be locked away from the world, like he is, shut away from the filth and dangers of the streets. But in Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, she finds a gentle kindred, who does not recoil from her, and who understands her pain.When the murders begin, however, Joseph and Evelyn are haunted nightly by the ghosts of the Ripper's dead, setting Evelyn on a path to facing her fears and uncovering humanity's worst nightmares, in which the real monsters are men.A terrifying and haunting tale from the Edgar and PEN Award-winning author of Icefall, Matthew J. Kirby.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780545817844
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Kirby
Characteristics: 343 pages ; 22 cm


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MissLacie Jan 03, 2017

Beauty and the Beast meets Jack the Ripper and Ghost.
Evelyn must help the celestial victims of Jack the Ripper find peace to restore the health of her friend, The Elephant Man.
Now while all that sounds like a mouthful, this is a wonderful ghost story set in Victorian England. The audio book is AMAZING!


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Nov 28, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Sexual violence

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