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9. A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness REVIEW // 6-8-16

You know what I don’t usually do while reading? Cry. You know what this book made me do? Bawl. The water marks aren’t the cover. They are just my tears.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.

I picked this book up, off a whim and ended up reading it in 2 hours.

The Good :

  • This book was so real. At first, I thought it was just going to be about another angsty teen, but it was anything but that. Something about realness of Conor, reminded me of Charlie from Perks of Being a Wallflower.
  • You are kept wondering about the monster (I honestly still don’t really know, I just finished this 10 minutes ago.)
  • I’ve never experienced a loved one going through cancer (thank goodness),  I feel like this is the most realistic depiction of it. Correct me if I’m wrong
  • There is so much more good in this book, but I’m so scared to spoil anything. Just go read it, right now.

The Bad :

  • I thought this was going to be a horror story and it wasn’t and, in the beginning, I was disappointed. I am not disappointed anymore.


I seriously love this book so much. I can’t even express it to words. Just go read it, if you haven’t already.


I rate this 10 out of 10 of my tears





Just a college student with an unnatural love for books and too many thoughts to keep to herself.

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