Article Title

A Taste for Monsters


Karen Abbott


Outstanding, Young Adult, Historical Suspense, Elephant Man, Jack the Ripper, Paranormal, Friendship

Document Type

Book Review


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.