Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

In A Monster Calls, Conor unwittingly calls a monster to his aid, but he doesn’t really understand why. His mother is dying of cancer, and he thinks perhaps the monster is there to save her. Instead, the monster tells him three tales, meant to illustrate his purpose. Conor doesn’t understand, and I admit that I didn’t quite understand either until it was explained at the end. This story is about grief and fear. It’s heavy but wonderful. Conor is wrestling with emotions we all have faced or will have to face one day. The monster helps him deal with his secret truth – which I was […]

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