Monday, 17 December 2012
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
Children's books are like good movies. You finish them in one sitting and then you either smile or weep when it ends. In this book, you weep. *wipes tears*
This book is about a thirteen year old kid name Conor whose been having a difficult time with his life now that his mother has cancer and might just fade any second. Then he started having dreams-or nightmares-of a monster pulling his mom from his grasp. It happens every night and always ends at that same scene. But what happens when the monsters starts to visit him in real life? Conor learns different things from the monster in forms of stories that might actually heal his mom-and himself.
I devoured this book in one sitting (my eyes still hurt from the computer light and so does my backside) but I don't care! Heck, it was worth it. The theme is about life and unconditional love but also about facing the truth even if it kills you.
Keep a box of tissue nearby. The ending will make you weep AND make you hug your mom. :')