A Monster Calls
While in essence, A Monster Calls is a simple story about life and death. Patrick Ness has crafted a beautiful tale exploring the realities of love life good and evil from the perspective of a 12 year old. The amazing thing about this book is that the author uses language beautifully – he seems to have missed the class on correct language use in young adult fiction and instead communicates complex ideas simply and with clarity. I defy any one to read this book and not cry (except me of course and even I was a little choked up).
Luke, Manager, The Co-op Bookshop SCU Lismore