Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness Spoiler free Review


A Monster Calls is a fascinating book about a boy at the age of thirteen-Connor O'Malley and his mother who is suffering through cancer. But, one night, the yew tree in front of is house turns in to a monster and allows him to learn and speak the truth... 

Okay, honestly, that summary sucked but trust me, there is so much more to this book than the summary I just wrote. 

With that being said, I was SUPER impressed with this book! I didn't expect much from this just because I wasn't a huge fan of Patrick Ness's other book, The Rest of Us Just Live Here but I was really pleasantly surprised with this book! 

This book contains illustrations and the story is so beautifully written. While I personally found the overall theme and message of the book cliche, the unique and beautiful way in which the cliche theme was delivered made this book a joy to read. 

I loved the narrator, Connor and I loved how his thoughts and emotions came from a real person. None of his struggle were sugar coated and that was a huge important aspect of this book. 

I flipped through the pages in a jiffy! Honestly, I would recommend this to anybody in Middle School and up because again this story is definitely one of those stories you don't want to miss out on. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this book! I thought it was an awesome read and again, the theme and message was cliche but the delivery was superb so that made up for it:) I rate this book a solid 4/5 stars! 

Also, the movie adaptation for this book is coming out next month, January 6th so make sure to read the book and watch the movie when it comes out! I saw the trailer and I am so excited to see it because the reviews for the movie so far have been A+. 

Anyway, that was my review! Thank you guys for reading and I hope you guys enjoyed it!

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