Monday, July 27, 2015

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting — he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments.
The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth.
From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd — whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself — Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.
From Goodreads.

This might be a young adult book but it is an extremely powerful and emotional book that definitely starts a thought-process in young and old alike.
As an adult who has lost a parent to cancer I understand Conor so well, both his fears and his guilt.

This book qualifies for:
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2015
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