Book Review: A Monster Calls


A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness 

I’m not crying you’re crying…

“Monsters are for babies, monsters are for bed wetters, Monsters are for…” well not this monster.

This monster is a combination of being completely terrifying yet powerfully moving. It creates a sense of immense power and has tender moments that lead to this story to its touching end. What an amazing, gripping story, I could not put it down from the moment I began. You become so attached and never know how the next chapter will start. 

Another weekend read, if it is raining and you are warm wrapped up on the sofa with a blanket and hot coffee this book will be your best friend.  It describes the heartbreaking emotional journey of a young boy, his sick mother and a monster that’s walked the earth since time began. It’s wonderfully written and a great children’s classic that you will be able to read and enjoy at any age.

If you have read A Monster Calls let me know what you thought?

Also you can check out my 20 Books for 2020 and good reads to keep up to date with what I am reading next: 

Until next time!


20 books for 2020

  1. Philip Pullman – The Subtle Knife
  2. Patrick Ness – A Monster Calls EF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9
  3. Barney Norris – Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain
  4. Shirley  Jackson – Life Among the Savages
  5. Madeline Miller – Circe
  6. Jenni Murray – A history of Britain in 21 Women
  7. Chris Kraus – I Love Dick
  8. Carrie Hope Fletcher – All that she can see
  9. Kathrine Arden – The Bear and the Nightingale
  10. William Golding -The Lord of the Flies
  11. E. M. Forster – Maurice
  12. Philip Pullman – The Amber Spyglass
  13. Alice Walker – The Colour Purple
  14. Zadie Smith – On Beauty
  15. Jennifer Worth – In the Midst of Life
  16. Tim Winton – The Turning
  17. Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale
  18. Erin Morgenstern – The Night Circus
  19. Matt Haig – How to Stop Time
  20. Brandon Sanderson – Skyward







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