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Archive: Other Books > A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness - 5 stars (sob sob)

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Susie | 4488 comments Wow. What a book. It absolutely slayed me to the point where I was sobbing. A wonderfully written exploration of grief in children, and the monochromatic illustrations were a perfect match for the story. I read it in one sitting on my ereader and loved it so much that I have ordered the dead tree copy (thanks Anita for the term!). I think those who generally don't like magical realism *might* be able to get over their dislike here as the story is very strong. It is going to stay with me for a long time. I'm looking forward to my son being old enough to read it.

message 2: by Jen (new) - rated it 5 stars

Jen | 1545 comments This book is amazing. Sad but amazing

Susie | 4488 comments Isnt' it Jen? I can't wait to get my paper copy. I'm going to read it again.

Cora (corareading) | 1359 comments The audiobook is good too (although you miss the illustrations).

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Kirsten | 29 comments Compelling review...adding this to my TBR for when I'm ready to be emotionally destroyed lol

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