A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – Book Review

I always recommend reading the book before seeing the movie trailer or movie itself, but with this one it took watching the trailer for me to take the plunge into the night.

I have heard many different things about Patrick Ness’ novels but had never had one that yelled at me that you must drop everything in your TBR pile to read right now.Well that was until A Monster Calls came to my attention.

A Monster Calls allows us to follow a sweet boy who has some family troubles and is trying to stay the typical little boy. Every night at the same time something unusual happens A Monster is calling him by name. Conor is struggling with many different emotions but finds discomfort yet comfort each night when the monster calls him. The story is emotional and the fact it is a children’s book makes you wonder why it hasn’t been given to you earlier. To be truthfully honest whilst writing this post I am struggling to to put into words just how much I loved this book. I highly recommend you read it as soon as possible.

A moving, emotional and amazing story I really regret not enjoying this sooner and it is one of my recommended books to everyone at the moment. A Monster Calls is not very large at just over 200 pages there is no excuse for this to be pushed to the top of your TBR pile.

Goodreads Rating – 5 out of 5 Stars

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