Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
Not since Walk Two Moons or The Tale of Despereaux has a MG book so healed me.
Interspersed with illustrations and unique patterns, A Monster Calls will pull tears from you throughout the book until the very end, when a cathartic downpour issues forth.
This is a book to make you brave.
To make you tell the truth.
And to make you know it's okay.