100 word review: A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness
Patrick Ness writes true things.
Conor’s nightmare scares him awake; a monster comes calling. The monster tells him true things. Uncomfortable important things. The world we live in can be a difficult, unforgiving place. Things get better, sometimes. Events move to their conclusions; everything does not turn out OK.
Which is OK.
This book is those who have lost someone, those who might lose someone, for myself, my friend Jane, my friend James more recently, and you.
This will remind you of the pain and what it takes for it to get batter.
Eminently readable, accessible, important. Read this book.
Get it here (UK) or here (US). And do yourself a favour and get the version with the pictures.