Last Night I Sang to the Monster

By Benjamin Alire Saenz; Benjamin Alire Saenz; MacLeod Andrews (Read by)
Brilliance Audio, MP3 CD, 9781455824274

Publication Date: September 20, 2011

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Zach is a senior but he's in rehab instead of high school. He doesn t remember how he got there. Remembering sucks and being alive well, what's up with that? I have it in my head that when we re born, God writes things down on our hearts. See, on some people's hearts he writes happy and on some people's hearts he writes sad and on some people's hearts he writes crazy and on some people's hearts he writes genius and on some people's hearts he writes angry and on some people's hearts he writes winner and on some people's hearts he writes loser. It's all like a game to him. Him. God. And it's all pretty much random. He takes out his pen and starts writing on our blank hearts. When it came to my turn, he wrote sad. I don t like God very much. Apparently, he doesn t like me very much either. Zach Benjamin Alire Saenz new novel is a gift of honesty and poetry and heart. Zach is a beautiful young man who desperately wants to forget the unforgettable. In order to deal with his addiction, he must first deal with his lost childhood. Saenz has created one of the most unique and heartfelt friendships I ve ever encountered in literature, and it's through this friendship that Zach ultimately discovers his voice. This novel sang to me from the opening page and never once hit a false note. Matt de la Pena I cried with Zach all the way through this book: tears of rage and sorrow sometimes laughing though and finally, tears of hope and joy. Thanks to Ben Saenz pitch-perfect writing, Zach will stay in my heart for a long time. Linda Sue Park.

About the Author
Benjamin Alire S?enz is a novelist, poet, essayist and writer of children's books. He has received the Wallace Stegner Fellowship, the Lannan Fellowship and an American Book Award. He teaches at the University of Texas at El Paso, and considers himself a fronterizo, a person of the border.

Benjamin Alire Saenz is the author of In Perfect Light, Carry Me Like Water, and House of Forgetting, as well as the author of several children's books. He won the American Book Award for his collection of poems Calendar of Dust. Saenz is the chair of the creative writing department at the University of Texas-El Paso.

MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and audiobook narrator. The narrator of more than one hundred audiobooks, he is a company member of Rising Phoenix Repertory in Los Angeles.
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