The Gifted One - Jacob Z. Flores This book didn't sit well with me. I found the metaphors and similes too florid, and it seemed to me an uneasy balance of extremely gory and violent and extremely cheesy. So, I was all set to one-star it. But then this line happened: 'I'll squash your baby head if I have to' (in reference to a demonic baby clown). That kind of giggles deserves an extra star.