Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Published: Sept. 27, 2011
Genre: Children’s Fanasty
Language: Around six incidents of cursing
Overall Opinion: I would get four stars. The story itself is well planned out. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. I love how this story portrays the struggles of letting go.
“Stories don’t always have happy endings.”-Liam (p.134)
“Stories are important, the monster said. They can be more important than anything. If they carry the truth.”- (p.143)
“There are worse things than being invisible.”- The Monster (p.158)
“I wish I had hundred years. A hundred years I could give you.”- Conor’s mum (p.168)
“I did not come to heal her. The monster said. I came to heal you.”- The Monster
“It is the truth, said the monster. You know it is. You let her go.”- The Monster
“You must tell the truth or you will never leave this nightmare.You will be trapped here alone for the rest of your life.”- The Monster
“You do not write your life with words. You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.”- The Monster
“You were die rather than speak it.” -The Monster
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