"Stories are wild creatures," the monster said. "When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?"This books is disarming. It wraps you up with its simple language, when really, what lies beneath are complex truths. It's hard to say anything negative about something so stripped down and honest. So, I won't say anything negative. I have a feeling everyone who reads it finds a different part to latch onto- either the loss, the invisibility, the punishment, the story telling. It's almost certain that some small part of something we've felt before is reflected back to the reader in Ness' tale. It's a story that I'll work over in my head for some time to come.