I purchased this book for our library shortly after it was published on the strength of the Chaos Wallking trilogy. I didn’t have a chance to read it, however, as life got very complicated with my father and father-in-law struggling with some health issues. They died recently within a month of each other.
I finally read it last night. Perhaps it would be better to say I sobbed through it last night. All I can say is that reading A Monster Calls was an exquisitely painful and, ultimately, cathartic experience. I will be adding to my own collection of must reads.
I hope it gets all the attention it richly deserves.