A Monster Calls

monster_callsPatrick Ness
2013
Fiction N463m

Conor is having nightmares. His mother has cancer, his father lives in the United States with his second wife and baby, he doesn’t get along with his grand-mother, and he is being bullied at school. He is holding all his feelings in, but he will be visited soon by a real monster who will come to his aid but not in the way he anticipates.
This is a very touching and imaginative book, full of beautiful black and white illustrations, about coping with loss and finding one’s way in a world that has turned upside down.