A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness

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4/5 Stars

Summary: “The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.”

A Monster Calls is the perfect book to pick up when you’re looking for a quick read that will tug at your heartstrings.  Seriously, you’ll probably cry.

It’s slow-paced and written in a non-traditional way that makes it a breath of fresh air.  I’m pretty sure the book is written for a younger audience, teens maybe?  That didn’t stop it from being enjoyable to me as a 24 year old.

This story is a beautiful depiction of grief and death and kind of has the feeling of the old fables.  I don’t want to give anything away, so just go and give it a read.  It might take a few pages to get into it, but once you do you won’t want to put it down until it’s finished.

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