Book: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.
But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…
This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.
It wants the truth. -Goodreads
Review: Devastatingly perfect.
Several goodreads friends rated this book a 5 and I requested it from the library without even reading the synopsis. When I picked it up the other day, I flipped through and immediately noticed it was more of a short story than a novel and it was illustrated. I thought to myself, great, a book targeted toward middle schoolers. Oh, how wrong I was. This book was beautiful, sad, heart wrenching and I loved every word. Fantastic.