Take two subjects about which I know little and have zero interest, and make an interesting story I really enjoy, with relatable characters, an awesome protagonist, and the dreaded first-person narrative? I wouldn't have thought even the genius Victor Frankenstein could do that! Nevertheless, it 's been done, and the author's name is not--wait for it--Dr. Frankenstein, but Lawrence Tabak, who has written a story which ought to be a blockbuster in the YA genre. I think it has appeal to adolescents and to middle school readers as well; and the plotting and characterization will capture adult readers too. Can't wait to see Mr. Tabak' s next offering.