Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd, Jim Kay (Illustrator)

Publisher: Walker Books
Year Published: 2011
Pages: 215
Rating: didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)

The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

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

It wants the truth.

I have to thank Patrick Ness for the excellent writing, the late Siobhan Dowd for the amazing story and ideas, and remarkable illustration by Jim Kay.

There is nothing wrong with this book. It's flawless and heart-breaking.

This is the harsh fact of tales. This is reality. This is life. There are just so much to think about after reading this book and so much emotion to sort out.

This book is not just an ordinary story book, there's a deep-meaning of truth in it. It keeps me awake (the fact that I am typing this review at 2 AM). I can't stop thinking and mourning at the end of the book. I literally cried because I can relate so much to the main character from the book. I know what he felt, because I've been in his position too. It teared me apart.

I recommend this book to all of you who read this post. I can't say anything more about this book. It's difficult to say. There are just too much feelings going on now. Somehow this book has a personal-meaning to me. and it hurts so much.

I am sorry, if I am getting too emotional, but it's hard not to.


  1. Thanks for sharing such a heartfelt review of this book.


    1. Hey, thanks for the comment :)

      have you read the book? It's really good