Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Monster Calls

By: Patrick Ness and Siobhan Dowd.
Location: FIC NES
Genre: Loss and Love

'THIS IS STORY TELLING AS IT SHOULD BE- HARROWING, LYRICAL AND TRANSCENDENT" Meg Rosoff

This heart breaker of a story, speaks of love, loss and hope, Siobhan Dowd had the idea for this book, but her premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself. The illustrations are deep, grave, and add power to the prose. This is not a EBook!

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.


You know I told you about those tissues in my office- you will need a box full of them! This is not an easy read, it is not a happy read, it is a powerful, emontional, haunting read- told with grace and compassion.

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