Boo! | A Monster Calls | A Review

This book came out a good few years ago and yet I’ve only just read it. Oops!

Walker Books YA were lovely enough to send a copy of this to me, this copy has a new cover designed for this book, what with the release of the movie this year and being a part of the WHSmith Zoella book club.


The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.

The one thing that interests me about the book, and something I didn’t know, was that Patrick Ness wasn’t the initial writer. The initial writer was Siobhan Dowd who unfortunately died of Cancer whilst writing this book and never got to finish.

For those who haven’t read this book, it’s a rather sad read, that much is true. I even shed a bit of a tear towards the end.

It’s wonderfully written and it touches on the sore subject of Cancer and what children go through during this time.

I found it a quick and easy read and absolutely loved the new cover! It’s really beautiful and I love the tree (which plays quite a big part in the book), which appears on the front cover.

If, like me, you have yet to read this book, I urge you to give it a read, AND if it’s on your TBR pile then please add it higher up your list. It’s quite a wonderful and thoughtful read.

As always, leave a comment below if you’ve read the book and what you thought of it. And if not, read it very soon!


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