A Monster Calls is a story about suffering, grief and loss. It doesn’t just deal with grief and loss, however, it deals with shame— the shame young Connor was feeling over his conflicted feelings about his mom’s struggle with cancer.
If you have ever dealt with loss, the story will touch you. If you have a young one who is struggling with loss or the illness of a loved one, etc… this is a great story not only to help them process things, but to open up the doors of communication between you.
Click here to read a synopsis of the story, a brief analysis of the lessons in it, and some questions you can ask to help you discuss it with others.
Related article: Flash in Time.