A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness, Jim Kay This may be a kid's book but adults may get more out of it than children could, or at least I hope so. I lost my father after a protracted illness earlier this year and I can say that whether you are 48, or 13 like the character in this marvelous book, Patrick Ness maps in a beautiful way the road that you take as you let go of someone central to your life. The messages are simple as most profound truths are. I would recommend it to anyone who has lost someone and am grateful to Patrick Ness for writing such a beautiful and healing book.