Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Monster Calls

A Monster CallsA Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I don't think I've read a book like this, ever! The issue at the heart of the story is a complex one, and the author has an incredible way of getting right to the heart of it in ways that captivate you as a reader. How could you not be captivated by this story? It's amazing how all the events are woven together to make the story resonate in such an aching way. The illustrations also gave a raw, gritty texture to the narrative-- similar I think to the feelings of the main character throughout. Brilliant.

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