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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
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Jun 28, 2017

liked it
bookshelves: own-pulp, fantasy, work-book-club

We recently started a small book club at work and this was our second monthly read. For the most part I only read YA when it is a group selection like this and it is definitely outside of my wheelhouse. I felt like I knew what was coming at a macro level but the details of how it unfolded were still interesting. The writing style was pretty good and I liked the integration of the illustrations.

There isn't a lot of space for character development in such a short work but I felt that Conor was still interesting. The book was good but not great and was definitely worth my time to read (since it didn't take all that long).

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Reading Progress

June 5, 2017 – Shelved
June 5, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
June 5, 2017 – Shelved as: own-pulp
June 6, 2017 – Started Reading
June 6, 2017 –
page 28
13.59% "Definitely outside of my typical sphere but that's what book clubs are for, right? Liking it so far despite it being YA."
June 12, 2017 –
page 122
June 13, 2017 –
page 163
79.13% "I was interested to see where this was going and it certainly took a turn for the interesting today."
June 15, 2017 –
page 206
June 16, 2017 – Finished Reading
June 28, 2017 – Shelved as: fantasy
September 5, 2017 – Shelved as: work-book-club

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