I rarely find romance books that have sentimental value, and this one does. A tearjerker with a simple good story about a popular boy and an ordinary girl who gets bullied. It kind of gives me the same vibe as the book, A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks because it made my heart flutter and made me teary-eyed as well. For me, the strongest point in this book would be the backstories of the characters and how their background has molded their personality. Overall, I’d have to give this book 5 stars for delving into both rare and common issues amongst young individuals.
This was a good romantic drama that young adults would be able to relate with. The topic is very common, but the author managed to keep me intrigued because of the flow and writing style. This is one of those nostalgic love stories where an ordinary girl is pursued by a popular boy and the protagonist is a bitchy girl who bullies anyone that gets in her way. I like to read stories like this once in a while because it makes me reminisce on the old days where stories aren’t so complicated like they are now a days. This was an easy read and I enjoyed it. Hence, I recommend it.
Melony Klinkhamer is an intelligent high school student who’s known as Scarecrow because of her skinny figure. When Bret Hollister, son of a famous movie star, asks her to the prom, she accepts the invite even if the purpose is only to teach Holly a lesson. Holly is a promiscuous gold-digging cheerleader who sent Bret a nude picture, expecting that it would entice him to ask her to the prom. Unfortunately, the plan doesn’t go well, and instead, Holly humiliates Melony at the prom and continuous to bully her in school. Bret, along with his friends and his stepmom, protect Melony from Holly, and this incident brings them all closer together.
Scarecrow-Morphed by Harold J. Fischel is a romantic drama about Bret and Melony’s story from high school to adulthood. It tells the different phases of life that they both went through together, along with their friends, family, and the people who underwent difficulties in life and needed to be saved.
The storyline is good and one of a kind, but I think the strongest point of the author is in its characterization. The characters in the story are so well established not just because of their distinctive nature and features, but also because of the backstories that explain their personalities; each story shows Summary that a big chunk of their trait and perception in life stem from their upbringing.Overall, I’m giving this 4 out 5 stars. This book is a tearjerker and I recommend this to mature readers who love sentimental stories. It tackles relationship issues as well as individual struggles that are both rare and common.
Reviewed By K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite
Scarecrow-Morphed is a deeply emotional work of high school drama penned by author Harold J. Fischel. Set in the modern world where bullying over physical appearance is more rife than ever, we initially follow some very high flying, successful teens in their usual scandals. One such teen is Bret, son to a movie star, who finds himself bored with the good looking girls who throw themselves at him because of his money and connections. One such girl is the conniving Holly, whom Bret spurns. But when he, on a dare to teach Holly a lesson, takes the ‘scarecrow’ Melony to the prom instead, an unexpected connection forms between the two.
Author Harold J. Fischel has developed a kind of modern-day high school fairy tale with some great morals and a strong message that a truly intimate connection comes from within, not the physical outer self. Bret begins as a typical lad in high school, chasing some girls whilst spurning others and not really having much of a sense of the real world due to his upbringing. Fischel’s narrative slowly brings us round to Bret’s kinder side, and through the women in his life, we see him develop and change his own thought processes when he is brought into their emotional journey. Melony and her would-be role model Hailey are well written to deliver heartfelt messages of support and sisterhood. Overall, Scarecrow-Morphed is both a rags to riches and an ugly duckling tale with good moral sensibilities and modernization for today’s young adult audiences.