Dependable, Young Adult, Japan, Fantasy, Legend
Koda Okita has never done anything special, unless you count having to wear a helmet due to narcolepsy. At his secret crush Aiko’s funeral, Koda has a narcoleptic episode that brings a dream of Aiko’s last moments alive. As the days go on, more tragic deaths follow and Koda has more dreams, with crows stalking the victims in each. As Koda investigates why crows and their dark energy are becoming more common in his Japanese village, he is lead on adventure involving ancient legends. Soon it is up to Koda to face the mountain demon, as he has to choose whether or not to take the path of the dark tengu road.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The Monster on the Road is Me,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 41:
6, Article 29.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol41/iss6/29