A Monster Calls – Book Review


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A Monster Calls

Published by Candlewick in August 2013.


Wow, I just finished reading this book and I’m so disappointed in myself for not having read it sooner. What an amazing, heartbreaking, beautiful book. From the very first line, I was hooked.

Reminiscent of Guillermo del Toro’s 2006 film Pan’s Labyrinth, this story about a 13-year-old boy, Conor, struggling to cope with his mother’s ongoing illness left me in tears for most of the afternoon.

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