Title- Modern Monsters
Author- Kelley York
Publisher- Entangled Teen
Release – June 2, 2015
Vic Howard never wanted to go to the party. He’s the Invisible Guy at school, a special kind of hell for quiet, nice guys. But because his best friend is as popular as Vic is ignored, he went…
And wished he hadn’t.
Because something happened to a girl that night. Something terrible, unimaginable, and Callie Wheeler’s life will never be the same. Plus, now Callie has told the police that Vic is responsible. Suddenly, Invisible Vic is painfully visible, on trial both literally, with the police, and figuratively, with the angry kids at school. As the whispers and violence escalate, he becomes determined to clear his name, even if it means an uneasy alliance with Callie’s best friend, the beautiful but aloof Autumn Dixon.
But as Autumn and Vic slowly peel back the layers of what happened at the party, they realize that while the truth can set Vic free, it can also shatter everything he thought he knew about his life…
I knew just by the cover of this book, it was something that I was going to enjoy reading. Tis book deals with a sensitive subject and Kelley York does a wonderful job writing it.
This book focused on friendship and family. I can say I loved Autumn and Vic, they worked so well together. I also liked the fact that Vic isn’t your stereotypical hero, he wasn’t the most confidant, popular guy with many friends, he was the opposite with just one friend, Brett. He had plenty of problems at home as well, feeling like his mother doesn’t like him and the sight of him makes her sick. Autumn like Brett wanted to protect her friend and she really cared about those around her. I like how she believed that Vic wasn’t the one to rape Callie.
The only problem I had with this book was that I figured out right away who the real person was that attacked Callie. It was more, “I bet _____ did it”, and I was completely right! Even though I was able to guess it, it didn’t take away from the rest of the story. There was so much more to it than that.