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“A Monster Calls”
Author: Patrick Ness
Published: 2011 / 2016 for this edition
Read: January 2017
“Sometimes people need to lie to themselves most of all.”
There is a monster outside in the garden, calling Conor’s name. It had come for him. It claims that Conor himself has called it. It says that it’s there to tell a story, and to demand one in return. And it is not the monster Conor had expected.
I read through this whole book in about two hours and a half, and if that doesn’t tell you something about whether I liked it, I don’t know what will.
First of all, this book broke my heart. And I love it for that.
It’s about truth, about how hurtful the truth can be, and why you need the truth anyway.
It’s about life, and it teaches a lesson; without being condescending. Once you start reading, you won’t be able to put this book down again. It’s a fast read, and it’s an important one.
There really isn’t much else I can say without giving to much away. I can just urge you to go on and read this amazing novel, too.