A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Posted January 27, 2017 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

A Monster Calls by Patrick NessA Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, Jim Kay, Siobhan Dowd
Published by Walker Books on September 27th 2011
Pages: 216
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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 Calls by Patrick Ness is so good. I think A Monster Calls is an excellent coming of age story. This book is going to make any reader emotional. I love that the focus is truth. Not just the truth to tell to others but speaking the truth to yourself.

Connor O’Malley suffers from nightmares. he seems to have a requiring nightmare of his mom. he wakes up ever time just before the nightmare ends. then Connor has a new dream, a yew tree comes to life to tell Connor three stories. When the yew tree is done with his three stories, Connor has to tell the yew tree a fourth story. The fourth story is supposed to be Connor’s truth.

This story is so full of emotion. one has to deal with growing up and the sickness of a parent. If you are looking for a light read than this is not your book. this book will cause tears. The writing in this story is amazing. Ness did a great job with the is book. I am glad that he was able to make something of Siobhan Dowd’s idea.


On a side note. I recently saw the movie and I think the movie was executed extremely well. I enjoyed all the actors and actresses. I think the perfect people were chosen for these parts. The CGI was well done. The movie will make you cry just as much as the book. I think the movie deserves five stars as well.




About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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