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: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/108913955-graceless-living
Until next time!
20 books for 2020
- Philip Pullman – The Subtle Knife
- Patrick Ness – A Monster Calls
- Barney Norris – Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain
- Shirley Jackson – Life Among the Savages
- Madeline Miller – Circe
- Jenni Murray – A history of Britain in 21 Women
- Chris Kraus – I Love Dick
- Carrie Hope Fletcher – All that she can see
- Kathrine Arden – The Bear and the Nightingale
- William Golding -The Lord of the Flies
- E. M. Forster – Maurice
- Philip Pullman – The Amber Spyglass
- Alice Walker – The Colour Purple
- Zadie Smith – On Beauty
- Jennifer Worth – In the Midst of Life
- Tim Winton – The Turning
- Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale
- Erin Morgenstern – The Night Circus
- Matt Haig – How to Stop Time
- Brandon Sanderson – Skyward