Review: A Monster Calls

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

This story delivers a powerful message about love and grief in an incredibly unique way. It’s a quick, intense kind of read that leaves your nerves frazzled. It’s dark, haunting, and memorable. The writing and execution are perfect.

In reviewing this book, I have realized it actually deserves 5 stars, and I originally gave it 4. Let’s blame emotional distress for my initial rating. Also, this is the first time I think I have ever increased a book rating, after thinking about a story further. Usually, it’s the opposite, so I guess this story gets even better after some space and reflection. . . and once you are no longer so sad that you feel like someone carved your heart out with a spoon.

Pages: 224

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