A Monster Calls
By Patrick Ness
Review by Terry
“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.”
This is a beautifully written book that is remarkable in the way it captures the deeply emotional topic of death and grieving. With atmospheric words and breathtaking illustrations, this Young Adult book is highly recommended for all ages.