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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
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Nov 29, 2015

it was amazing
bookshelves: fall-2011-release, illustrated-novel, middle-grade, read-in-2011, supernatural, young-adult-lit, favorites, grief, cancer, books-to-teach, i-ugly-cried
Read from October 14 to 15, 2011

I don't know how I'll be able to review this novel. So powerful and beautiful. I'm still crying.

My Flash Review:

A Monster Calls took my breath away. The writing, the story, and the illustrations are stunning. Conor is dealing with his mother’s illness and has been suffering from nightmares. One night after the recurring nightmare, the monster shows up and wants Conor to give him the truth. The monster helps Conor understand what truth he’s looking for through stories. These stories are intended for Conor to come to a realization and give the monster what it’s looking for, even if Conor doesn’t understand this at the beginning. I was completely engrossed in this novel. My dad is a cancer survivor, so I was able to empathize with Conor. My personal connection may be why I adore this novel so much, but I can’t imagine someone not being moved by A Monster Calls. When I finished this novel I was speechless and bawled like a baby.
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10/14 page 94
03/22 marked as: read

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message 1: by Liza (new) - added it

Liza Wiemer Hi Sarah, your review caught my attention! Definitely intrigued. I put a hold on it at our library. Thanks.

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