Author: Patrick Ness.
Published: 5th May, 2011.
A Monster Calls is a touching story about a young boy dealing with his mother’s illness. Conor is visited by a monster who tries to help him by telling him different narratives.
It’s written by one of my favourite authors: Patrick Ness. The concept was originally conceived by Siobhan Dowd who herself passed away from cancer before she was able to write the book.
Although this is a children’s book, it can be read by anyone of all ages. It is wonderfully written and has a powerful message about acceptance and bravery.
Along with Ness’ writing, the book is beautifully illustrated by Jim Kay. The story has good blend of drama and fantasy. A highly recommended read.