Making Friends With Monsters (Paperback)
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IngramSpark Bestselling Indie Young Adult Fiction Book
A Kirkus Review's Best Book
Booklife Prize Semi-Finalist
"Why does everything have to be so complicated? Why? Monsters That's why They stick their scungy little noses into everything "
In this gripping tale, twelve-year-old Sam's innocent quest to help his troubled older brother, quickly spirals into a battle with his own inner monster. After a life-altering accident awakens Sam's beast, his once well-intentioned actions wreak havoc on his relationships, including with the girl he loves.
When he uncovers the family secret that triggered his brother's downward spiral, Sam realizes someone else also has a monster and the hideous beast did something really bad. With his world spiraling out of control, Sam struggles to find balance and along the way discovers hidden strengths and the power of compassion.
In this thrilling book, the stakes are high as Sam confront the truth about himself and those around him. Full of heart-pounding suspense and emotional depth, "Making Friends With Monsters" is a powerful story of self-discovery, resilience, and the transformative power of friendship. Readers of all ages will be captivated by Sam's harrowing journey as he grapples with the complexities of life and finds the courage to confront the monstrous shadows that haunt us all.
Themes: Suicidal ideas, death of a family member, animal death, family dysfunction, and severe bodily trauma.