Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Last Night I Sang to the Monster

Benjamin Alire Sáenz

fiction contemporary young adult emotional reflective sad slow-paced

239 pages | first published 2009


Last Night I Sang to the Monster was chosen as one of the Top Ten YA Books of Fiction in 2010.Zach is eighteen, bright, and articulate. He's also an alcoholic, in rehab instead of high school, but he doesn't remember how he got there. What's up wi...
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emotional 100%
dark 95%
sad 95%
hopeful 71%
inspiring 42%
reflective 42%
challenging 23%
mysterious 14%
tense 14%
funny 9%
informative 4%


medium 71%
slow 14%
fast 14%

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Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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