“A Monster Calls,” by Patrick Ness

Oh so rare to find a book like this that pulls you in and makes you want to keep reading, reading, reading. What is happening and why?
It is SO beautifully done. I am in awe of the storytelling power and metaphor here! This is the first time this year a book had grabbed me in so quickly and didn’t let go!
The artwork in it is heart-wrenchingly beautiful.
It is “recommended” for ages 12-17. Any age reader will get something out of this work. (I always think of board games that say from ages 4-99 when I see an age restriction. Poor Grandma and Grandpa, on their 99th birthday, need to be told they can’t play board games anymore? Yeah, no.)
This book is stunning.

 

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