Book: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Rating:★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
From: library ebook
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, only that so many of you raved about it and that it was emotionally intense. I wasn't sure if the title should make me think it could be considered for a RIP read, but now I must say after reading it.. .no.. it's not THAT kind of book, or that kind of monster. And I'm still not quite sure how to categorize it.
That being said, I can tell you that it's about a young boy dealing with his mother's sickness. Basically, he is holding on to her and he needs to let her go. The imagery and the symbolism portrayed by the monster that he "calls" is terrifyingly real and for anyone who's been through such an experience, I'm sure it's heart wrenching and spot on.
And there's really not much more to say about it! It is, as I mentioned above, very emotionally intense. I wouldn't read it for awhile if you are feeling at all unstable!
Bottom line: Despite this intensity, I really enjoyed it. The writing is amazing. Oh, and I forgot! The pictures! Also amazing.
(I'm going to try the blurb thing! Let me know what you think.)
I have no doubt that by the time you finish reading A Monster Calls that you will find yourself in a puddle of tears and grateful for having read such a brilliant piece of literature. From There's a Book
It's a book that tells a story on multiple levels and is emotionally affecting and universally true. From My Friend Amy
It makes me gladder than I can say to know that a book like this is out there in the world, within reach of those who might need a monster just as much as Connor did. From Things Mean A Lot
Absolutely you must read this beautiful book. From Book Addiction