My anxiously awaited title this week is:
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Publication Date: September 27, 2011
Audience: Middle Grade
The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming... The monster in his back garden, though, this monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth.
The few reviews I've read on Goodreads of people who have already read this book are so striking that I just HAVE to read it. If I were judging this book on just the synopsis alone, I probably would have passed it by, but this is definitely one of those instances where reader buzz and reviews declaiming the gravitas of the story's impact on the reader has more than piqued my interest.