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ACQUISITION ANNOUNCEMENT: A Girl Called Monster by Paige Lavoie

The doctor gave his monster life; now she’s taking it back.

It is always an honor and an exciting thing bringing a new book into the world, and it is with this great sense of awe and that tingling sensation that prickles at the back of the neck when anticipation is at its highest that we announce the latest acquisition of The Parliament House. We are pleased to welcome Paige Lavoie to the ranks of our fine authors with her upcoming young adult novel A Girl Called Monster.

This imaginative retelling of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein will be Paige's second published novel, due to release in March of 2023. Paige is also author to several upcoming short stories. All of these works are tied together through common themes of strong female friendships, characters finding themselves, and the pull of falling in love.

You won’t want to miss the enthralling world that Paige Lavoie has created in A Girl Called Monster, coming to bookstores March of 2023!


Monnie was born into darkness, and in darkness is where she is destined to stay. She knows what she is—an experiment, and nothing more; a secret to be kept safe in the cellar where she was created. Her only home is made of stone walls, and her only friends are Victor, the charismatic young scientist who gave her life, and his kind assistant, Igor.

But when Monnie discovers there is an entire world outside, one full of color and beauty she’s never known, she realizes her home isn’t a home at all—it’s a prison.

So, she does what any prisoner dreams of...

She escapes.

In this heartbreaking reimagining of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a girl who was once seen as nothing but a monster must learn what it truly means to be human, and how far she is willing to go to take control of her own life.



Paige Lavoie is a vintage-loving YA Author from Orlando FL. She writes Coming of Age stories about geek girls, outsiders, and monsters! Paige loves telling stories about characters who find strength in themselves and create long-lasting friendships along the way.

When she’s not writing, Paige makes motivational pep talk videos for local writing community Writer’s Atelier and can often be spotted strolling arm an arm with her husband, hunting for antiques to furnish their 1950s home. She blogs about daily life, inspiration, and writing on her website.

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