SpoilersA Monster Calls
by Patrick Ness
Such a beautifully written AND illustrated book. After Conor's mother begins another new treatment to beat her cancer he begins to have a recurring nightmare. One that he can't admit to himself in the morning. As his mother takes a turn for the worse he is visited by a monster who tells him three stories, and wants one in return. Beautiful BEAUTIFUL images accompany the text and I just love it to pieces.