A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness is one of the best books I’ve ever read in my lifetime. Conor, the main character, has a very sick mum and is even bullied at school for it. He is responsible and even when his mum’s in bed, he makes his own breakfast and does the dishes. Conor doesn’t have any friends at school and wants to keep it that way, but it’s not the bullying or anything that makes his life hard, it’s his mum and his secret. The very secret that urges The Green Man to come walking.