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A Monster calls

Title: A Monster Calls 
Author: Patrick Ness
Page: 237pages
ISBN: 9781406346954 

12-year-old Conor, dealing with his mother’s illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother, and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth.

My Review
This book is a fable about the mix feelings of our emotions. A story about Conor who forces to be matured before his time. Conor, a boy whose mother is severely ill. He starts to have weird dreams, following, an appearance of a tree-monster from the nearby cemetery. The monster is to tell a few tales and at the end of it, he has to tell the truth about his nightmares to him. So as the days go by, it becomes more challenging for him to confront reality. I love how the story has a twisted plot that will change the ending of every story that been told by the tree. For a moment I thought that the tree comes to Conor because of the tales but actually Conor himself that called the tree. Instead, the monster is a well-executed manifestation of perceived guilt towards a deeper truth. A good book to read.

⭐⭐⭐⭐out of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hi, I’m Nad.Full time librarian and part time blogger, not to mention that I develop S.O.S (save our space) The Digitalization of damaged books.


  1. menarik pula baca review AD nie.. Rasa macam ada filem pasal buku ini kan.. ke tak..

    1. aah betul..ade movie die..tapi tak tgk lagi movie die..da lama keluar movie tu klo tak silap

  2. cm best je sinopsis.. kene baca nih..

    1. bagi AD best..hehehe tak terlalu berat...senang nak faham

  3. Assalamualaikum..
    Salam ukwah dari saya untuk anda..
    saya sudah follow anda

    Jom follow blog

    Tinggalkan komen dan saya akan cuba membalas komen anda..
    Saya akan berusaha membalas kunjungan anda jika berkesempatan..
    Komen yang baik2 sahaja ye..
    Semoga ikatan ukhwah kita akan berterusan..

    Terima kasih sekali lagi..ya

  4. Menarik juga kisahnya. Kalau bahasa dalam buku level tinggi Zumal susah sikit nak faham. Hehehe...


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