The Boy with Words for Skin (#Wattys2016)

The Boy with Words for Skin (#Wattys2016)

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Jacob Seifert By JacobSeifert Completed

Samuel Brandt woke up with his thoughts written all over his body. His brother woke up with his head missing. His sister woke up to find that her skin would crack open unless she stayed in water. All of the other children in the secluded Iowa town of Oak Knoll woke up having undergone strange transformations. Now, they are all forced to live at 407 West Marshall Street, the mysterious house outside of town.
  
  With the new name of The Boy with Words for Skin, Samuel wants nothing more than to hide from his new life. He painfully and unpredictably sheds his skin, there is a Voice in the entryway closet that is often cruel, and-perhaps worst of all for a naturally shy boy-the other children look to him as a leader.
  
  As his five-year-old brother struggles with their new life, as terrifying growls start to come from 
  the pitch black basement, and as his feelings for a girl begin to grow, The Boy with Words for Skin realizes that he wants to change. He wants to put others first, learn from his peers, and let himself hope that things will get better.
  
  The Boy with Words for Skin is the first book in the 407 West Marshall Street series. Each book will advance the story but be told from a different character. Book 2 will be The Girl without Eyes.
  
  #Wattys2016

sallhwa0314 sallhwa0314 Aug 18
Somehow the idea of a headless dog sounds terrifyingly awesome. I want one...
FinnyH FinnyH Sep 07
This is unlike anything I've ever read before. If my thoughts spread across my skin like his, it would be 95% "why is there no goddamn chocolate in this house?" Imagine giving this guy a police interrogation. "You're guilty; it's written all over your face." What was your inspiration for this?
This is rather strange but in a good way. It's so eerie that they all have these odd characteristics that they're now named after. #chills
sallhwa0314 sallhwa0314 Aug 18
Wow! I really enjoyed this first chapter. There are so many unique and interesting characters. I cant wait to see what's to come. :)
AllyLincon AllyLincon Sep 07
I need read more in english. You can Ally!
                              Somebody with me? Anybody? Oh, okay...
lemvnade lemvnade Aug 30
This was such a good opening chapter! I definitely needed this.