Pretty Monsters

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Mendocino County's NEA Big Read Selection

Pretty Monsters book cover

The book Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link is a collection of crossover adult and young adult stories that are at times magical, haunted, disturbing, and captivating. Pretty Monsters was chosen by patrons through an online survey, and October seems an appropriate month to focus on these stories!

The NEA Big Read encourages us to read a genre or type of story that may not be our usual reading material and to participate in lively discussions and creative activities as a community.

One of the most memorable stories in Pretty Monsters is, "The Wrong Grave" in which a young man decides to dig up his recently deceased girlfriend's grave to retrieve one of his own poems which he had accidentally buried with her. It gets interesting!

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