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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
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Mar 14, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: young-adult
Read in March, 2012

What can I say about this book that hasn't been mentioned already? It's a short but powerful book about grief, loss and love. You're swept along almost immediately and the story will make you stay riveted throughout the whole book. The setup is clever too, we're thrown into the midst of things without further ado and then we get to uncover layer after layer of both the past and the present as the story unfolds. But most importantly, the male character Connor feels so real and it's very easy to connect with him and his raw emotions. It makes you care about him and what he's going through.

If you want to read a story that tugs at your heartstrings, this is the book.
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næntsi Y'know. D; I still think about this book! And I liked it so much I went and bought it for my brother and nephew. But then I shoved it to my cousin, and told him to tell everyone he knows if he likes it. xD Well, it's for the family in general, I guess. Maybe I should just make a favorites list and put this book in there. :x

visesten LOL! You're spreading the word! XD Truth to be told I probably wouldn't have given this a chance if you hadn't raved about it in the first place~

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