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Recom-Monday-tions – A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

“The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do.”

Well, the weekend is over, and the new work week has begun. So how about a book recommendation to ease your pain? Although this one is likely to cause as much pain as it relieves, but is totally worth it.

“Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?”

Conor has been having nightmares ever since his mother started her treatment. Until one night, a monster arrives to tell him three stories. A beautiful and heart-rending story, and also beautifully illustrated, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness is a book that will stay with you for your entire life. It is a book about stories; about how stories have to power to show us the truth. This book will creep up on you and punch you right in the feels! This book is destined to end up a classic.

“Stories are the wildest things of all. Stories chase and bite and hunt.”

Find it here:

Goodreads. TheBookDepository. Amazon. Kobo.


  1. I went into this book completely blind – silly me, expecting a fun romp with a monster. WHY OH WHY didn’t someone warn me?! All I knew was that people were singing its praises and that Ness is one of THE authors to read (this was my intro to his work).

    Having read it I completely get why people like the book/him so much – even though it made me ugly cry – and I’m seriously looking forward to reading his other books! Luckily for me, I won a massive giveaway from Candlewick and in addition to A Monster Calls, they threw in a copy of The Knife of Never Letting Go.

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    • Oh… A fun romp with a monster is so the exact opposite of what this book is. Atleast once you’ve read a patrick ness book, you learn that he is a life ruiner and will stomp on your heart (but be brilliant while doing so).


  2. This has been sitting on my shelf for months now and this is the perfect reminder to pick it up. I’m such an emotional reader and if this book has effected so many in the wider reading community, chances are I’ll bawl like a newborn. I’ll be back and will be seeking counseling. Thanks for the reminder Tina ❤


  3. I’ve only heard good things about this book! Well, if good is “it will rip your heart to pieces and crush your feels”. Don’t know if I’m ready for that, but this has been sitting on my TBR pile for far too long.


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