At first, I was apprehensive about reading A Monster Calls for two reasons: 1) because it was classed as “Young Adult” or “teen” fiction, of which I rarely find anything worthwhile and 2) Because I have read enough mediocre books of the “fantasy/horror” persuasion to write my own.
A Monster Calls though, is far from disappointing.
A wonderfully intense emotional journey, with the kind of hard truths that everyone fears to acknowledge, I myself felt that uncomfortable twist in my stomach at some of the chapters.
Ness’s wonderful literary style makes you want to read it cover to back in one sitting, and read it again and again.
With such a desensitized new generation, very few books of late have evoked so much emotion from myself. As such, this is definitely one of my most memorable and all-time favourite reads.
Also, I am officially in love with Jim Kay, the Illustrator in charge of these:
I’ve officially made this one of my favourite reads ever on my Goodreads :)