A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

“I do not often come walking, boy, the monster said, only for matters of life and death. I expect to be listened to. The monster loosened its grip, and Conor could breathe again. ‘So what do you want with me?’ Conor asked. The monster gave an evil grin. The wind died down and a quiet … Continue reading A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

“Miss O’Brien looked at me-I didn’t see her looking at me but I knew she was.  She wanted to know who I was.  Who was Steve Harmon?  I wanted to open my shirt and tell her to look into my heart to see who I really was, who the real Steve Harmon was. That was … Continue reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers

  “What are you?” I whispered. He shrugged again. “Something,” he said. “Something like you, something like a beast, something like a bird, something like an angel.” He laughed. “Something like that.” Michael’s baby sister is desperately ill, clinging to life in a hospital and facing the prospect of heart surgery.  Michael’s parents are distraught, … Continue reading