The monster showed up 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…

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.


                            "Stories chase and bite and hunt."

Before sharing my thoughts on the book, I would like to say something. I know how this book brutally destroyed everyone who read it. And with the hope of to crush my heart, I started to read it.

The writing was simple yet beautiful. It grips you until the very end. It will make you think, your heart cry and your soul shatter. No matter how small the truth is, it will not always be hidden. It likes to come out even though how we tried to put it in a bind. 

The monster has three stories to tell. Every tale means a lot. It will judge you on how you think. A story has both its good and bad sides. You should differentiate between them. 

How a thirteen-year-old boy struggles with his mind of trying to accept what could happen to his mother who was undergoing the treatments? Being bullied, being invisible and telling the truth. Everything was beautifully portrayed.

And the last few pages made me teary eyed. I tried to control the tears, but within a matter of seconds, it was flowing freely. 

God, I'm sure the movie will strangle you out.

You first read the book.

Then watch the movie.

And everyone will be in their own puddle of tears. 

MY RATING: Acceptable

~Until next time!