Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Every Day Is the Full Moon, by Carlie St. George

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(Slipstream) B's werewolf dad beats her, but what really gets her down is she hasn't become supernatural like her friends have. (5,166 words; Time: 17m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"Every Day Is the Full Moon," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 79, published on .

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Pro: The turmoil of adolescent life gets mapped onto real monsters. Your friends are turning into beautiful fairies and wise oracles and you end up a zombie.

And sometimes you have to make hard decisions about when love justifies overlooking pain and when it doesn't. When to hold someone accountable and when not to.

The essential plot is that B wants to deal with her father's abuse and wants to know what sort of being she's supposed to become. Both are answered.

Con: As plots go, that's not much to speak of, and the abuse is the only thing she deals with herself. On the whole, it's a message story without much plot.

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