I reviewed this book some months ago, but neglected to post a review here on Smashwords. So here I go!
This is an anthology of short, vaguely connected stories about a high school which has a "Monster Exchange Program" in lieu of a "Foreign Exchange Student Program". All the monsters are mostly benign, and well liked by the "normal" students. Each story in this collection is about a specific monster interacting in some manner typical of an average stereo-typical high school student. Most of the stories include several laugh out loud circumstances, while being patently absurd at the same time.
I really enjoyed this collection. The more of it I read, the more I liked it. The style of humor takes a little getting used to, probably because as 'grown-ups' we no longer participate in, or even stumble across situations like these, and we have to get over being adults before we can let down our hair and admit that we find humor in such puerile stunts.
I actually downloaded these stories individually, as they were available for free. The first one I read didn't really strike me as particularly funny, but it was enough to get me to download another, and another, etc. Each reading struck me as being funnier than its preceding story, but I honestly think that was a reflection of my own mental slide to more puerile days. Once they were assembled as a complete book, several additional, previously unavailable tales were included, making it necessary for me to download the collection.
This book should be enjoyed by just about everybody who doesn't take himself too seriously. That's a real shame, too, because the people who take themselves too seriously are really the people who SHOULD read it, and lighten up a bit!
I give this the full five stars, for originality, and for daring to go where "normal" adults would fear to tread. Plus, it was really funny.
(reviewed 55 days after purchase)