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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
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Jul 28, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-in-august-2012

This is one of those rare books that not just pulls you in and brings so much emotion out, but is so beautifully written that you have to go slowly and savor each word.

Even now, a month after reading it, I still am haunted by it. On the surface: A young boy with a dying mother is visited by a monster who tells him stories. On a deeper level, the monster serves to help him deal with the loss of his mother. But there's even more than that. It's a story about stories, about loss, about love, and relationships.

I will definitely read this one again - I will have a copy on my keeper shelf and share it with as many people as I can talk into reading it.
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Reading Progress

July 28, 2012 – Started Reading
July 28, 2012 – Shelved
August 1, 2012 – Shelved as: read-in-august-2012
August 1, 2012 – Finished Reading

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Tiffani One of my favorite books I've read this year. I loved the illustrations just as much as the writing. Beautifully done.


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