February 12, 2014

I Am Grateful For: A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls
Patrick Ness

I'm a breast cancer survivor and this book hit close to home. It so perfectly dealt with the feelings of everyone dealing with something like that.

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.


  1. I've seen this book, but haven't had a chance to read it. Guess I'd better get to it.

  2. I love this book. So simple and powerful.