A Monster Calls is a low fantasy novel written for children by Patrick Ness, from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd, illustrated by Jim Kay, and published by Walker in 2011. Set in present-day England,
it features a boy who struggles to cope with the consequences of his
mother’s terminal cancer; he is repeatedly visited in the middle of the
night by a monster who tells stories.
Ok but Tendou having to face so much rejection in his life and then taking all of it, saying fuck it, fuck them, and then just smashing it in everyone’s faces with all his self-made brimming confidence?
It does not matter what you think, because your mind will contradict itself a hundred times each day. Your mind will believe comforting lies while also knowing the painful truths that make those lies necessary. And your mind will punish you for believing both.