A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
You might think from the title that this a creepy monster story. It’s not. There’s some creepy parts and the monster looks creepy in the amazing illustrations throughout the book, but that’s not what the story is about. It’s about Conor, the monster, and a nightmare. Conor is awoken one night to a monster who just happens to also be the yew tree in his backyard calling his name. The monster informs him that he’s going to tell Conor three stories and then Conor must tell him a story, and this story must be the truth. The truth is the scary part of this story- the truth about what’s really going on with Conor’s mom, at school, with his family and friends. Can Conor face his real nightmare and tell the fourth story? Definitely worth reading to find out. Click here to find A Monster Calls at the Library.