Sunday, 16 October 2016

Review: A Monster Calls

This is one hell of a book. It's a very quick, very easy read but the story itself is something... something some of us have probably struggled with at some point in their lives. Perhaps not in exactly the same circumstances but in some way. The story speaks about truth and admitting your own truth. That it's ok to say out loud the thing you're most scared to admit and say.
But it's delivered in such an easy manner- through a young boy going through a very hard time and a monsterous tree that is visiting and telling him stories to help the boy come to his own truth.
I think many people love this book because the story itself is something that many of us have dealt with, and whom the original author herself was dealing with when she started writing this novel.
I think many of you will appreciate the life lesson within this book so pick it up. It's worth it.

This book was originally started by Siobahn Dowd but was unable to finish it before her untimely death and was completed by Patress Ness. Here I have the illustrated version of the book. There is now also a movie of this book which I do look forward to seeing. I hope they keep with the eerie atmosphere of the book

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  1. I loved this book, too! I love the illustrations! Great review (also, thank you for recommending to me.. I can't wait to see the film now, hehe) xx

  2. I know! It's such an awesome read isn't it? I'm also looking forward to the film! I just hope that they do the book justice!
    Brilliant review and I love your pictures!


  3. Oooh this sounds like it will be right up my street!

  4. I loved the book too. I don't think I'd want to see the film though - would be too much of a tear-jerker.

  5. I read this book a few years back, and now I keep hearing the great reviews about. I think I need to reread it!