Monday, 3 September 2012

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness




"The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming...

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth."
 
 
A Monster CallsSO EMOTIONAL. AHHH.
 
This book is a whirlwind of emotions. In other words, I definitely experienced 'ALL THE FEELS' whilst reading it.
 
A Monster Calls is definitely a character driven story, but it's certainly not bereft of any plot. Throughout the book, we are left waiting to find out the 'truth', along with the monster, and I found that that certainly drove the book along as well as following Conor on his journey.
 
I know this is a super super tinsy-winsy review, but I really don't have that much to say about it. Patrick Ness has taken Siobhan Dowd's wonderful idea, and with the help of beautiful illustrations by Jim Kay, created a MASTERPIECE. 5 STARS. YAY.
 
Now, I leave you with some of the artwork...it sums up the amazingness of this book better than I can.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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