Monday, March 9, 2015

A Monster Calls - Linda's Pick for April

An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor.
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.


Annell said...

I liked this book. I especially liked the pictures.

Favorite quote:
Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?

Lauri said...

It was disappointing to think you are reading a scarey book and end up knee deep in cancer. I guess this book proves to not judge a book by it's cover or title. Even though I wasn't happy with the topic, I still liked the book. This book stayed in my head for sometime after I finished it. I also had to research yew trees.
Linda, I am still waiting for the scarey book.