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A Monster Calls by. Patrick Ness. Inspired by an idea from. Siobhan Dowd. Illustrations by Jim Kay. CANDLEWICK PRESS DISCUSSION GUIDE. ABOUT THE. An extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with yazik.info monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isn't the monster Conor's been. Editorial Reviews. Review. There's no denying it: this is one profoundly sad story. But it's also.

Her impending death hangs over the bulk of the book, and Conor must explore his own emotions through stories to find peace in her passing and how he feels about it. The Monster tells Conor he has come to tell him three stories.

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After that, he will hear a fourth story from Conor, and he promises the truth will come out in the process. Although Conor feels like he is dreaming, he sees evidence of the tree in his bedroom the next morning.

Conor feeds himself and goes to school, where he is bullied by a local boy and his friends. A girl named Lily is there to stand up for Conor, but he will not receive her help; in fact, he rejects her.

The story confuses Conor; it is not clear who is good or bad in the story, and the Monster reminds him that life, stories, and people are all this way: neither all good nor all bad, but a mix of both. The boys at the school still pick at him, but he welcomes it.

This is why he rejects her friendship. At the Monster visits and tells him the second tale, about an apothecary and a parson. She returns home and rather than punish him, finishes the job in tears. But I couldn't do that.

I couldn't go. Couldn't accept that he was actually gone.

The shakes didn't stop until I finally fell asleep on my dad's side of the bed hours later. I only really cried hard one other time after that, a day before my dad's funeral, but since then, I hated myself for it. For being weak and crying when my mom and sisters were needing someone so desparetly to help them.

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I haven't cried like that since then, and for a whole year I tried to fill the space my dad left. It was useless, but I tried: I made the meals, cleaned the house, mowed the lawn, did all that I could to ease their pain and worries while only tending to my own late at night, silently crying into my pillow.

What Ness showed me through Conor was that it's okay to cry while others are watching, to let them take care of me and what I've dealt with, for three long, and yet, at the same time, short three years. A Monster Calls was able to let me take some of the pressure and pain out of that bottle of pent-up emotions and sadness, and I can't thank Patrick Ness and Siobahn Dowd enough for doing that for me through Connor.

And I loved all of the stories that the monster-although I don't really think of him as a monster anymore which I think is part of the irony of A Monster Calls- told. Even to the third and final story you really don't know how it's going to end and what the moral or, possibly, no moral at all is of each one. And they're not just a bunch of random stories that have no meaning to the plot.

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They literally are the plot. It's what drives the whole story and gives Connor the dimensions beyond just a little boy grieving his dying mother.

It gives the shading of a character that helps us as readers see his drive and purpose for doing all that he is doing, which you just don't find very often these days. I wouldn't have been able to relate Conor's feelings of loss and pain without them, and that would have been a total shame. Can I just say that I absolutely loved the monster, because I did.

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He, or it, or whatever, was just such an amazing character. His cryptic answers, interesting stories, the ability to discern what is true and what isn't, and was there for Connor when he needed him to be really made him feel like a god, or; at least, how a god should be.

At first, in the beginning of the book, when he started declaring about his "many names" and how awesome, powerful, and ageless he was, I thought, oh, here we go again, another mightier-than-thou, idiotic deity, but Ness's monster talks the talk, and walks the walk superbly and graciously.

I will never forget about the monster made of an ancient Yew tree. Maybe someday, when I'm ready, or even totally unprepared, my monster will finally come walking, and I sincerely hope for that day. The writing for the story was perfect. I basically loved everything about this book. What I'm about to say next is not a joke.

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It's freaking weird, but not a joke: After I was finished with this book and sitting in my contemplative and teary-eyed silence, my mom, not even five minutes later, walked up and told me something totally shocking, knowing nothing of the book and what I'd just read. She told us that our close neighbors's daughter-who has two kids- was diagnosed with severe uterine cancer, and that the prognosis for her survival was not good. I was totally astounded at the coincidence and meaning of it all.

The feelings that went through me at this point are really hard to describe, but it really goes to show that you never know when it's going to happen, and you need to be able to start the process of letting go at any time, because you never really know when yours and anyone you love's time is going to be up.

It was like an extra slap to the face after reading this book about how cruel-and sad- life can really be, sometimes. If I have to make any request to anyone from reading this review, it's to, please, never regret a single moment, and make every single one precious.I will never forget about the monster made of an ancient Yew tree.

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. First things first: This almost never happens, but I have to admit that I cried at the end of this book; I clutched my cute little kitty-kat and bawled.

Big time. Thereby, with this novel, ideas like hate, tiredness, loneliness of a child and a divorced parent, and suppressed emotions like problems of children of divorce, fear of loss and serious illnesses are conveyed to the readers. In she became the first authorever posthumously awarded the prestigious Carnegie Medal. I've included some of the illustrations from the book here in this review, but if you'd like to see more images, please visit Jim Kay's website to learn more about the process the artist used.