a-monster-calls5 Stars

The answer is that it does not matter what you think, because your mind will contradict itself a hundred times each day… You do not write your life with words. You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.

Conor has a lot on his plate. His mum has cancer. His dad divorced his mum, married someone else and moved to America with their new baby. His grandmother is cold and intimidating. He is being picked on by a bully at school, and has no friends. And then the monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

This is a beautifully written book about grief, loss and acceptance. Prepare to cry. A lot.

216 pages