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At a library or bookstore there is always a random book you will find that will snatch you by the cover or maybe its magical allure (maybe not). However, for me this one was the title. Any book can have a skull on the cover but a title like this? It kind of reminded me of those Fear Street novels by R.L. Stine.
Written in first person narrative by William Sleator, The Boy Who Couldn't Die is the story of Ken, a teenage boy who is dealing with the death of his best friend Roger. After two weeks of dealing with his grief he ventures out to become immortal. What he doesn't know won't kill him right?
Reading this novel was exciting in some ways. This one is rather unique from the usual supernatural books. Although there is romance, it isn't the main focus of the story. Sleator wrote Ken's character so believable that I actually disliked his personality. I was glad Ken learned a few lessons after finishing the book. The ending was "meh" because it focused on the romance part of the book. Of course it would have been cliche if the ending was something like the villain coming back and getting one last laugh. Either way I definitely recommend this book if you are in the mood for some supernatural third world witchcraft.
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