From the Bookshelf of Wild Things: YA Grown-Up

A Monster Calls
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Start date
December 1, 2011
Finish date
December 31, 2011
Why we're reading this
This was chosen as our themed read of fantastical/magical realism.

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Nikki Boisture
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-books
The book put me through the emotional wringer. I finished it hours ago and I'm still thinking about it and getting weepy.

Patrick Ness is an amazing writer and has become one of my favorite authors ever. This book is no exception. It was a gutpunch of emotions.
Kate
May 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was resistant at first, because I wasn't sure about the need for a reference to farts and another to sex, but I think I would have been okay with those (or even into them) in 4th grade, so I forgive. Especially because this book gets REALLY good, and the illustrations are amazing. I love that the tales the monster tells of times he went walking before are unpredictable, and the end I only half saw coming. There is a lot of beauty here, but it's a weighty book dealing with the cancer death of a ...more
Gremlin
May 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, cancer, tissue-box, mayhaps
It got me right in the center of my chest. Simple, beautiful, powerful.

Ouch.
Kirsten T
Jan 30, 2014 marked it as to-read
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Liz
Dec 21, 2016 rated it liked it
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Jul 19, 2016 marked it as to-read
Emma  Blue
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-books
Jessica Young
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Melissa
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kristi
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, creepy, fantasy
Jennifer
Jul 01, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 16, 2012 marked it as to-read
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Nov 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Jess
Aug 01, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Kate
Jun 21, 2017 marked it as to-read-ya-middle-grades
Anoolka
Apr 11, 2012 marked it as to-read
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