A Monster Calls
This is an extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with loss. The monster showed up just 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... show more
This is an extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with loss. The monster showed up just 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...The monster in his back garden, though, this monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth. Costa Award winner Patrick Ness spins a tale from the final idea of much-loved Carnegie Medal winner Siobhan Dowd, whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself. Darkly mischievous and painfully funny, "A Monster Calls" is an extraordinarily moving novel of coming to terms with loss from two of our finest writers for young adults.
Publish date: September 6th 2012
Pages no: 237
Edition language: English
★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 (rounded up)This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
---I hadn't even heard of this book until a couple of weeks ago, when it was recommended to me by a loyal reade...
This one has been on my tbr for a year or two (or four) and I was not in a big hurry to get to it because of the whole “YA” thing. Not usually my bag. Luckily for me however, it went on sale and the audio was made available for a cheap add-on. I am a sucker for a deal, so I snatched it up and starte...
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.I liked this book even more the second time around. I first read this book several years ago and liked it then so when I saw the audio on sale earlier this month, I decided to revisit the story in audiobook. I really enjoyed the book the first ...
It's close to Halloween, I said. I should read this book with "Monster" in the title, I said. I'm not a Halloween story, the book said. I'm a rip-out-your-heart-and-stomp-on-it coming of age story. *riiiiiiiiiiip* *stompstompstompstomp* Ouch. My totally unprepared feelings! :'( There is a lot ...
Everyone is raving about this book. It is suppose to stay in your heart, make you cry. It is suppose to break you . So obviously me and my oversensitive personality (that could even cry over an dr. Phil episode) had high expectations.For a short book like this, it deals with a lot of heavy topics:...