[REVIEW] A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Synopsis from Goodreads.com:
An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor.

At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting-- he's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It's ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.



Review:
This is a book that I saw Regan review on her youtube channel and I knew I needed to read it asap. This book is beautifully illustrated. I love that Patrick Ness was given the opportunity to write a continuation for another author but he made this book completely his own.  I enjoyed this read because when you first see it you think it might be a chilling tale but it is anything but that. I love the progression of the story and how we come to know the significance of the yew tree monster. Brilliant. 

I gave this book 5 stars because I loved it so much and I will be rereading this book many times over. 

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