Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

An award winning story that is an emotional journey through guilt and grief.

Conor is a loner, invisible, angry, a thirteen year old boy who calls a monster to life. Death, love, grieving, guilt, torment-- all of these yet a true picture of a family facing the reality of terminal illess. Black and white illustrations by Jim Kay are stark images reflecting Conor's world.

Inspired by a story idea from Siobhan Dowd.

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