Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Genre: Magic realism, [Middle-Grade]
Page Count and Format: 237 pages, Paperback
Published: May 7th, 2015 by Walker Books
A Monster Calls was such a heart warming read and it was so unique at the same time. It’s very difficult to review a book like this without giving the entire thing away so this review is going to be short.
Conor doesn’t have many friends, especially after her mother got ill, he didn’t want to be pitied by other so he mostly stayed alone. But when the monster comes, he demands an answer from him, he wants the truth. Will Conor finally accept the truth and tell it?
This book had a unique blend of storytelling which made it hard to put it down. Conor’s mother is ill and he tries to put a brave face on as he faces the world. He faces bullying in school and then there’s the monster who won’t go away without knowing the truth that he demands from Conor. I liked the monster but I sometimes felt angry when he didn’t agree with Conor though I knew his intentions were quite… wise.
I simply loved the voice and the style of this book. The monster tells Conor a few particular stories before he tells him he wants one from him too. I really felt for Conor and I soo wish I could give him a hug. Although the story dealt with magic realism but it was deeply rooted in realism as well.
Overall, A Monster Calls was a heartfelt read. I loved the plot and the characters and well pretty much everything! The pace was even throughout the book. I definitely can’t wait to read more by this author.
So guys what do you think about this book? Are you interested in reading it or have you already read it? If yes, what did you think about this book? Share your thoughts with me!