Spencer’s Corner~A Monster Calls

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A Monster Calls
Synopsis: The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.

Review: I don’t know if I will be able to put into word how amazing this book was. It was so heartfelt and so heartbreaking at the same time. I don’t think I will explain what this book is about because I believe everyone should go in blind to reading this novel. I haven’t be so touched by a book in a very long time. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t be touched emotionally by this book. I would recommend everyone going out to buy this novel immediately. I would strongly advise avoiding the E-book because the artwork is not available in that format. I think the artwork really completes the book and shows the reader something even more. Granted the book is still amazing just to read, but it is so much more in person with the artwork. The concept of this book is so original and unique that I have never read anything like it. Yet the overlying plot is so simple and something everyone can relate to. I think I would recommend this book to everyone I know, and everyone they know and so on. This has become one of my favorite books of all time. I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

About the author: Patrick Ness, an award-winning novelist, has written for England’s Radio 4 and Sunday Telegraph and is a literary critic for The Guardian. He has written many books, including the Chaos Walking Trilogy, The Crash of Hennington, Topics About Which I Know Nothing, and A Monster Calls.

He has won numerous awards, including the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, and the Costa Children’s Book Award. Born in Virginia, he currently lives in London.


  1. This sounds like an great book. I will have to check it out! Great review.

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