A Monster Calls
Conor's mom has cancer, and his father has moved to America to be with his new wife and baby. School is anything but an escape as his teachers shower Conor with nothing but pity, excusing all bad behavior, and fellow students only view him as an easy target for bullying.
As if Conor didn't have enough to contend with, his nights are filled with nightmares, or rather one repetitive dream filled with dread, fear and a real life monster who seeks the scariest thing of all
Though this book is recommended for readers between the ages of 12 and 17, there are no age limits on something this good, this memorable.
I doubt A Monsters Calls will be everyone’s cup of tea, beer, or whatever beverage you routinely drink, but it really pulled me in and grabbed at my heartstrings. It's unlike anything I've ever read before.
It's the type of book you pick up thinking it will be filled with predictability and may even be a bit childish, but the reality is it's not at all what you think.
A Monster Calls is what I would refer to as an old fashion fairy-tale. Not your typical Disney rendition where everyone lives happily ever after in a giant castle with singing birds and romantic notions, but the traditional kinda filled with a bit of fright and lasting impact, like the original Hansel and Gretel.
Not only is the context of the book so profound, but it's one of the few books I think you really need to purchase a hard copy of. There are illustrations throughout the book that are just as profound and meaningful as the words written on the pages.
I feel as though I am trying to say more, without doing any real justification to this book, not to mention I don't want to give too much of the story away. It really is just one of those books you need to read for yourself to really understand and appreciate the literacy behind it.
A Monsters Calls will absolutely be joining the elite group of books of which I hold onto. Definitely has a permanent place on my bookshelf.
An avid reader with a thirst for knowledge, and adventure through words printed on paper.
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