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Last Night I Sang to the Monster

Sáenz, Benjamin Alire (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Last Night I Sang to the Monster
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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.
Authors: Sáenz, Benjamin Alire
Title: Last night I sang to the monster
Publisher: El Paso, Tex. : Cinco Puntos Press, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 239 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 1933693584
9781933693583
Branch Call Number: y SAENZ 2009
Subject Headings: Dysfunctional families Juvenile fiction Emotional problems of teenagers Juvenile fiction Alcoholism Juvenile fiction Psychotherapy Juvenile fiction Self-esteem Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Dysfunctional families
Emotional problems of teenagers
Alcoholism
Psychotherapy
Self-esteem
LCCN: 2009015833
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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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"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 http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/515e7532-4038-4168-8725-1036f63eb05a?postId=06aaa369-dd80-4052-98aa-98302d9e4c06

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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