A Monster Calls By Patrick Ness
Recommended By Kenneth Dimond, UVU Student
"This book made me feel human, and if you don't cry while reading it then I hope you at least feel something. It's about a kid whose mother is dying of cancer and he begins to cope by becoming friends with a monster."
The monster in Conor’s backyard is not the one he’s been expecting — the one from the nightmare he’s had every night since his mother started her treatments. This monster is 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.