A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publication Date: September 27th 2011
Publisher: Walker Books
Point of View: 3rd Person & Masculine
Genres & Themes: Middle Grade, Illness, Family, Love, Hope, Monsters, Mystery, Contemporary + Fantasy vibe.
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. Continue reading