Last Night I Sang to the Monster

Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Last Night I Sang to the Monster
Eighteen-year-old Zach does not remember how he came to be in a treatment center for alcoholics, but through therapy and caring friends, his amnesia fades and he learns to face his past while working toward a better future.

Publisher: El Paso, Tex. : Cinco Puntos Press, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781933693583
Branch Call Number: y SAENZ 2009
Characteristics: 239 p. ;,24 cm


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Zach woke up in rehab for alcohol, but he doesn’t remember how he got there. This poetically written novel details Zach’s recovery of his memory and reconstruction of a life worth living.

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May 05, 2014

"Eighteen-year-old Zach can't quite remember how he landed in rehab, and he's not sure he wants to: "Remembering makes me feel things. I don't like feeling things." But neither Zach's therapist nor his roommate, Rafael, are willing to give up on him, so Zach begins the agonizing work of confronting his alcoholism and abusive family life so that he can finally face the monstrous pain of his past. Sophisticated readers who enjoy delving into heavy subjects will be captivated by the graceful writing and raw emotion in this memorable novel from the award-winning author of Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe." Teen Scene May 2014 newsletter

Jul 30, 2012
  • tiki_tiki20 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It is such a beautiful and touching story. Anyone can relate to the feelings Zachariah has and the writing and thoughts are wonderful. I even cried sometimes; a great novel! Definitely recommended.


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