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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: 04/30/20

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not by Robin Mayhall is the seventh of the My Boyfriend is a Monster graphic novel series. This one is a reimagining of Jekyll and Hyde.

Serena Stevens is newly moved to Rojo Texas, a small town completely obsessed with football. After she attends one of the games with her friend, she finds herself with two interested boys. There's outgoing football star Lance, and reclusive and mostly homeschooled Cam.

Serena initially falls for Lance. He's at first glance, charming, athletic, and handsome. But he's also controlling, dismissive, and rude. Cam comes across as shy, sickly, and secretive. But he's also polite, smart, and more in tune with her interests and feelings.

As this is a football obsessed town, the Lance and Cam split stems from the game and from the terrible things adults will do to children to live vicariously through them.

I personally found both Cam and Lance problematic as potential love interests. This is me as a forty-something adult with twenty/twenty hindsight. Of course the source material too is similar. Dr. Jekyll was looking for a way to release his inner asshole.

Four stars

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