A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

As summer has arrived, it is time to go to the bookstore. Here I was browsing the shelves, feeling as if I had read a majority of them, when this one stood out. I had seen it before and was not sure of the appeal, but I must admit, this time I picked it because of the cover. It just called (get it) and within a couple of days I had finished it. It took me one day to be pulled in and then I sat down and read it for the rest of the next day. In this book, Conner, who is thirteen year old boy must deal with the illness his mother is battling. This comes in the form of nightmares, school bullies and absent fathers. As Conner struggles to regain a sense of normal, he is also confronted with a monster. Conner’s struggle with this monster takes him through his nightmare and creates an intense journey for the reader to go through. This is the first book that I have read all year that has made me tear up. The simplicity of which Conner’s reality was presented was devastating to read and it made it easy to imagine anyone going through it, which is why it made me tear up.  It is not going on my favorites list because even though the story was emotional, it did not feel powerful.

 

$14.99
(as of 04-08-2017 03:53:02 UTC - Details)

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