Standalone Sunday is a weekly feature created by Megan @bookslayerReads that allows us to feature books, that are not part of a series, that we loved.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor.
At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. 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 monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth.
I actually can’t believe that I haven’t featured this book in a Standalone Sunday post until now. I could swear that I did, but after checking it turns out that it was just done in my imagination. So, I guess it’s about time that I talk about this book again!
(Not that I’m complaining, as it is one of my favourites.)
A Monster Calls is one of the most emotional and heartfelt books that I have ever read. This is an incredible book about grief, loss and the burden of responsibility. I ended up crying while reading this book and that is something that doesn’t happen often. The illustrations within this book made it even more amazing than it already was. They made the atmosphere of the book even more palpable and cloaked the story in a eerie vibe.
A Monster Calls is definitely one of my favourite books and one I would recommend to everyone!