The Monkeyface Chronicles

The Monkeyface Chronicles

eBook - 2012
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Publisher: Toronto : Thistledown Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9781927068212
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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CR7FB5 Jan 25, 2012

All I can say is that this is a fantastic book , I admire everything about this book, honesty and friendship , really glad I own a copy of this fantastic book.:)

Sep 24, 2011

Interesting tale involving: dysfunctional families; physical deformities; eating disorders; identity issues; bullying; ethics; religious fanatacism; karma. // Not just for young adults.

Jul 18, 2011

Very good, this book keeps you interested, read it very fast as it was so good.

kirkster77 Apr 08, 2011

This book was slow in the begining although it got a little better further into the story, but it wasnt my kind of book. I think that other teens that can relate to this story would injoy it, but i connot, so it wasnt the book for me.

mumu816 Mar 10, 2011

I did not like how the novel started out slow, however it took me time to get into the novel. Once the novel became fast paced, I started to enjoy it even more. The novel was well written. I like how this novel lets the reader experience the characters feeling through the different parts of the character’s life.

budgie2pets Mar 10, 2011

I felt this book at the part where he fell off his bike, was alittle out of the ordinary. i feel that in real life this book would not have happened. I feel that the family situation was a little weird but it was an ok book

amandax18 Mar 08, 2011

At first I thought this would be a slow book, but once I started reading it I couldn't stop. It's very well written and goes through the many stages in life. I like that it advances in years and you could really tell how the main character is feeling.

kungfuforeshadowing Mar 03, 2011

This book was very true and surprising. I am quite taken with the irony in this book very unexpected but well appreciated.

katrinathequeenslu Mar 03, 2011

Well written, but a bittersweet ending. I also wanted Philip to live his life with the disfigurement to show how you don't have to be beautiful to get somewhere in life, but the author had other plans. Overall a good book, worth reading.

dolly0712 Feb 27, 2011

not so interesting but worth a try to read once get to known how one suffers because of disability society should accept them and sopport them because its not their fault by getting thatvkind of disablity

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TessaAlex Jan 13, 2012

Philip’s aphorism-toting grandfather used to say “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect,” and Philip is about to embark on a life journey of payback that has everything to do with cause in effect. Philip’s journey takes him through the most unusual family circumstances, where no one was really who they seemed to be, whether it was his reclusive scientist father, or his Citizen Kane-like grandfather.

BPLNextBestTeens Dec 23, 2011

For those who love lots of twists and turns in a plot, this award winning coming of age story is for you. Philip Skyler born with a severe facial deformity, thus the terrible nickname “Monkeyface” has been the main target of bullies, and unfairly labeled by school administrators.

Through his grandfather’s guidance, the support of his twin Michael and the friendship his classmate Adeline, Philip manages to persevere through his high school years. The book veers off in all sorts of directions where topics such as fundamental Christianity, adult movies, small town politics, homosexuality and dysfunctional families are all explored. This book is at once unbelievable but entirely riveting.

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