A Monster Calls- Patrick Ness


Description from goodreads!

As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare 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, though, is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.
It wants the truth.

Patrick Ness spins a tale from the final story idea of Siobhan Dowd, whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself. Darkly mischievous and painfully funny, A Monster Calls is an extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with loss from two of our finest writers for young adults.

I'm really unsure of what to give this book!? It was a heartfelt, moving read but not at all aa I expected. It wasnt scary at all, it was more sad then anything. And even though it's supposed to be YA, it seemed more middlegrade to me. The main character Conor really annoyed me, he seemed so selfish and mean and angry and I didn't like the way he treated people who were trying to help him. He was going through a lot as his mum was ill and I could understand that but he just seemed so unbelievably horrible.
The monster was not at all scary though he was wise which I liked!
I hated the ending, it was kind of a "Cliffhanger" in a way but it really wasn't. I don't know the ending was kind of implied rather than said directly in black and white and that did annoy me a bit.
I think Im going to give this book 3.5 stars because I DID enjoy it and would recommend it as a nice quick read, also there are illustations throughout the book which is always a plus.
I would recommend borrowing this book from the library because it really isnt worth the money but is still worth a read if that makes any sense?
3.5/5 :)

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