Monsters by Sharon Dogar

Recommended by Philippa (@P_Hardy)

Form and genre: gothic novel

Length: 464 pages

Summary: 1814: Two 16-year-old stepsisters run away with a married man. The results are devastating and the ripples will be felt for centuries.

This is the incredible story of Mary Shelley – radical, rebellious and entranced. It is the story of a young woman who defies tradition and society, and who draws upon the monstrous elements of her own life to create the most memorable monster of them all.

Age recommendation and challenging content: Yr 9 and upwards.

Notable reasons for recommending this book: Will enhance any study of the Romantics. Good precursor to Romantic Outlaws.