A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness

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A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness/Siobhan Dowd (Illustrated by Jim Kay)
1st April 2012, Walker Books
215 pages, 5/5 stars

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I could leave my review at that, and I don’t think anyone could blame me. A Monster Calls is a powerful story about humankind, their grief, and their multiple facets.

Conor’s mother isn’t very well. When she starts getting worse, the monster arrives. Every evening. It isn’t there to scare him. It is there to teach him. It is there to help him confront his greatest fears. It is there to show him the truth.

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