Victor Frankenstein is driven to the edge of insanity by his obsession with making a living creature. Using scientific experiments, he brings a monster to life, but when the creature begins to breathe, it’s clear that it’s intelligent and sensitive. Spurned by Victor and everyone it meets, it eventually turns on its own maker with tragic results. A perfect introduction to one of the great novels of the 19th century, this is part of a brand new series of literary classics retold for young readers in a simplified, shortened and accessible way. This is a great way to get children ready to step out of the Readers world into the fantastic world of fiction. Series Three books in the Usborne Reading Programme are for fully confident readers who still need to gain the stamina needed for standard length books. They use advanced sentence structure and vocabulary and have more complex plots with subplots than the level below.