Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything! I’m in the middle of an overwhelming school year which involves an extra section of students and only one planning period every other day. My class sizes are huge (my largest has 36 students); I have about 200 students total this year. So I’ve been scrambling to find time to plan, grade, and find time to read. Plus I was getting ready for the panel of fantasy authors I moderated at ALAN a couple weeks ago and the NCTE Ignite session I was added to last minute. Plus, there’s always my sweet little Jack occupying most of my non-school time.
Anyway, while I was at NCTE I found out that Patrick Ness’s tear-jerker A Monster Calls is being made into a movie! I’m eager to see how his beautiful book is transformed for all of us to see and experience as a movie. It doesn’t release until October 2016, but a teaser trailer has been made available for our enjoyment. I wish there was a teaser movie poster that I could include with the trailer.
Summary (From Goodreads):
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.