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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
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Jan 22, 2012

really liked it
Read from January 22 to 26, 2012

I don't know why, but it seems I'm on a bit of a downer in literature right now. This book was beautiful. The story was haunting and heartbreaking. The artwork interesting, dark and frightening without the gookiness of Stephen Gammell, (the illustrator of the Scary Stories books among many other frightening and friendly tales) which often caused me to need to flip the pages and whose images still haunt my brain even now.

The artwork and story worked well together, adding to the tension of the events or illustrating nightmares. I think I need to take a break from these depressing stories for a while though. I would not recommend this book for those easily upset, I wouldn't doubt that it'd make one cry.

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