A Monster Calls 4 stars

A Monster Calls is a low fantasy novel written for young adults by Patrick Ness …

Review of 'A Monster Calls' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

well done. the story is from an idea by siobhan dowd (so i'm curious to look her up and see if it's HER or HIM that made the story so compelling)
a monster in the form of a walking yew tree arrives at the window of a boy in denial of his mother's terminal cancer. so sad and yet so good. stories DO help us understand and 'tidy up' strong emotions but what if the stories aren't so tidy? what if the emotions are too messy to tidy? a properly messy book that still manages a lyrical ending.