Third grader Yuki Tachibana lives in two worlds. In one world, he is a loner ridiculed by his classmates and reprimanded by his teachers for telling stories of supernatural beings that only he can see. In the other world, the supernatural beings vie for power with malevolent spirits who bring chaos into the school, the students' lives, and nature itself.
Gogo Monster is not for readers who want to close a book and understand exactly what just happened. It is often intentionally vague in execution, leaving the reader wondering about Yuki's mental state. Despite the book being rated safe for 13+ readers, I feel older teens and young adults will actually appreciate it the most for its commentary on the struggle to maintain a child-like sense of wonder as we grow... read more
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