A Monster Calls Review

Source: Goodreads

Author: Patrick Ness.

Published: 5th May, 2011.

Rating: 9/10.


A Monster Calls is a touching story about a young boy dealing with his mother’s illness. Conor is visited by a monster who tries to help him by telling him different narratives.

It’s written by one of my favourite authors: Patrick Ness. The concept was originally conceived by Siobhan Dowd who herself passed away from cancer before she was able to write the book.

Although this is a children’s book, it can be read by anyone of all ages. It is wonderfully written and has a powerful message about acceptance and bravery.

Along with Ness’ writing, the book is beautifully illustrated by Jim Kay. The story has good blend of drama and fantasy. A highly recommended read.

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2 comments on “A Monster Calls Review

  1. Ayunda says:

    I’ve read a lot of good things about this but I’m a little reluctant to read it because of how short it is and how it has too many pictures? But I love Patrick Ness’s work and I think I might give it a try soon.

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