A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

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

I loved this book. A perfect Ya/children’s story about love and loss. It seemed to have a lot in common with the Iron Giant and Skellig, and all those kinds of stories where a child meets a slightly dangerous magical figure who becomes a surrogate parent to them in troubled times. It is beautifully illustrated and the Patrick Ness’s sometimes fragmented writing style goes so well with the spiky black and white drawings. The last couple of chapters had me welling up with tears.

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A Monster Calls