A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness

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This is a beautiful little novel, with a thought provoking and heart warming storyline.

When I first went to read this book, I was expecting a sweet story about a friendly monster who arrives to help out a young boy. However, it was not what I got – and part of me is glad.

It was refreshing to no longer have a monster or guardian who looks out for the child and protects them from the world, such as the BFG for example, or Budo the imaginary friend.

I loved that the monster came walking to Connor, yet he did not come all of the time he was needed, and his stories were never exactly what Connor wanted/needed to hear. It meant that Connor learned to deal with difficulties in his own way, and that it was not just him being told the way. The stories that the monster told…

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