In this fantasy novel, Conor, the thirteen year old protagonist, has a recurring nightmare. His mother is terminally ill and he is suffering the hands of school bullies. He is visited by a monster who tells Conor three stories on three separate nights. Though they seem fairy tale-like there’s a sinister twist: when the monster tells the stories, Conor acts them out in his own life. It seems that Conor must explore his own emotions through stories to find peace.
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