Outstanding, Young Adult, Historical Suspense, Elephant Man, Jack the Ripper, Paranormal, Friendship
Young Evelyn Fallow is literally down to her last farthing on the dangerous streets of Victorian-era London. Her face is disfigured from her years of labor in a match factory, and her options are even more bleak than most. She makes an appeal to the matron of the hospital, hoping to become a nurse. The matron is frank: her deformity might disturb patients, but she could consider becoming a maid for the Elephant Man. Thus begins her journey to an understanding of herself and empathy for others--and an experience with the paranormal. She must help everyone find peace and sanctuary within the hospital walls.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"A Taste for Monsters,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss1/5