Phenomenal. This blew my expectations out of the water. I was not expecting A Monster Calls to grip at my heart and yank it right out of my chest. It follows young Conor through the heartbreaking nature of his mother having cancer. With a monster that visits him at the same time every day, Conor has a lot to learn and a lot to experience. You can’t help but feel for the young boy through the exquisite writing and storytelling. Patrick Ness did wonders for this story and I can’t stress it enough that this is a MUST READ. This book has always been pushed my way by friend after friend and I was scared that it would end up being over-hyped. Not a chance. Not even a little bit.
This book is phenomenal. Pick it up.