American Ghoul by Walt Morton

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A coming-of-age tale evoking Mark Twain, Stephen King, and The Sex Pistols... 
 
Set in 1978, American Ghoul invites us into the world of seventeen-year-old Howard Pickman, a boy with serious problems. He's the new kid at the worst high school in New Jersey, he's a nerd, an orphan, and has no friends - but that's nothing compared to his secret family history of digging up corpses for dinner. All he wants to do is remain anonymous, "under the radar" as he puts it - but Howard learns being a teenager in America can be so dangerous, you might have to become a monster in order to survive. 
Much more than just dark fantasy fun, this ripping yarn is classic storytelling at its finest.
 

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Published April 25, 2013 by Walt Morton. 356 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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(She worked as a nurse who took her work home with her, so to speak.) If she and Howard are going to live under the same roof, Howard is going to have to adapt to a new way of life—including graduating from high school.

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Howard also has interesting perspectives on writing—not being able to make much sense or find much value in William Faulkner’s inability to tell a story—and on religion, wondering whether Jesus might have been a ghoul also, considering he encouraged cannibalism among his disciples in the Eucharis...

Dec 29 2012 | Read Full Review of American Ghoul

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Howard also has interesting perspectives on writing-not being able to make much sense or find much value in William Faulkner's inability to tell a story-and on religion, wondering whether Jesus might have been a ghoul also, considering he encouraged cannibalism among his disciples in the Eucharis...

Dec 29 2012 | Read Full Review of American Ghoul

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