First Impression: Honestly? I hugged it.
Synopsis: Camille wants to find the perfect boy, with an athlete’s body and a poet’s brain. But when she’s mocked at a college party, she knows there isn’t a boy alive who’ll ever measure up. Enter Zoe, her brilliant but strange best friend, who takes biology homework to a whole new level. She can create Camille’s dream boy, Frankenstein-stylee. But can she make him love her?
200words (or less) review: If I only had one word for this book review it would be: splendorific.
Somewhat worse for wear Camille walks home after making a fool of herself at a college party. On her journey she comes across a girl digging in the cemetery. The girl is question is Zoe, genius and social outcast. The two strike up an unlikely friendship.
There is something very sweet about Camille. She doesn’t have a great deal of confidence in herself. After the girls decide to build SDB (Sexy Dead Boy) Camille has a pig-out in a café. No more diets. The boy they are making will love her just as she is. It is little moments like this that make Camille so loveable, as is her loyalty to Pee Wee and Zoe.
C J Skuse has a way with words, I loved Camille’s vocabulary and how clear her voice comes across in the narration. Dead Romantic is so hilarious in parts I couldn’t help but laugh. Yet at the same time you have a wonderful story about friendship and love with a few body parts along the way.
I had high hopes for Dead Romantic and I wasn’t disappointed.