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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
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May 31, 12

bookshelves: young-adult
Read from May 22 to 31, 2012

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05/23/2012 page 38
05/27/2012 page 99
48.0% "I keep reading this book Really Slowly."

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Krystl Louwagie I wanna read this so bad!

Jenna What's stopping you?

Krystl Louwagie That I don't own it and I own so many other books. :p I know, I know, it's at the library and I get audio books from there all the time...

Jenna I don't know it's available on audio, but if it is, don't get it because you'll be missing out on the illustrations.

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Lacey Louwagie It is available on audio, but I'm not gonna order it for the library for the reason Jenna cited -- I'm skeptical of audiobooks that remove illustrations when images are a crucial part of the storytelling. They always include them in a PDF, but it's not the same.

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Lacey Louwagie No, wait, I take that back. I just remembered a review I read yesterday that said the voicing of the "monster" is done very well in the audio. So maybe I will order it. But I still stand by what I said about translating illustration-heavy books into audio format. :)

Krystl Louwagie I've looked at the book in the library. And I could look at it again if I were listening to it-isn't that almost the same? :p

Jenna Sure. It's kind of like read-along books on tape for little kids. :)

Krystl Louwagie Yeah!

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