Member Book Review: A Monster Calls

By Patrick Ness

Review by Mae

“A Monster Calls” is a beautifully touching novel. It is by far my favorite book.

Conor begins to be visited by a monster after his mother’s cancer treatments become difficult. The monster visits at 12:07 after he has the nightmare. It tells him stories deeply rooted (no pun intended) in metaphor. They don’t make sense at first, but one thing is for sure, the monster wants the truth. The truth about the nightmare; the truth about his mother. Conor finds this confusing and doesn’t want to tell the truth, even if it kills him. It is just too painful for Conor to say.

I like “A Monster Calls” because it is a beautifully written novel. The pictures added lots of emotion to the already heart wrenching story line. I felt for him. I empathized with him. I saw him.

I recommend “A Monster Calls” to anyone who can read English. It is almost too good for words. I just loved this book.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s