Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted
- Reading level: Young Adult
- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (September 7, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0547223072
- ISBN-13: 978-0547223070
In an explosion of his own making, Lucius blew his arms off. Now he has hooks. He chose hooks because they were cheaper. He chose hooks because he wouldn’t outgrow them so quickly. He chose hooks so that everyone would know he was different, so he would scare even himself. Then he meets Aurora. The hooks don’t scare her. They don’t keep her away. In fact, they don’t make any difference at all to her. But to Lucius, they mean everything. They remind him of the beast he is inside. Perhaps Aurora is his Beauty, destined to set his soul free from its suffering. Or maybe she’s just a girl who needs love just like he does.
I was so excited to get the chance to read and review this book! I fell in love with everything about it from page one until the final page. The book flowed nicely, and the characters were perfect. Books like this one is what the young adults should be reading! It teaches people that just because someone has a disability, doesn’t mean they don’t have feelings or dreams for life and love. A beautifully written teen novel that should be required reading at schools for life lessons. I personally can’t wait to see what the author comes up with next! I am proud to say that this book is one of my favorites of the year!