A monster calls. As they do.
But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting.
He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare 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, though, is something different.
Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.
It wants the truth.
For this month (which is also my birth month, just so you know :P) I will be doing a buddy read of Patrick Ness’s new book, A Monster Calls, together with Tina, Ariel, Louize, Monique, Kwesi and Celina, with Tina as moderator. Reading Buddies is currently conducted over at The Filipino Group in Goodreads where a group of at least two members decide to read a certain book together according to a schedule and post summaries and thoughts on the designated thread. I have already joined two – The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, the latter I wasn’t able to finish (sadly) because I simply suck at reading ebooks.
Anyway, with A Monster Calls, Tina will be posting a set of questions on the story according to 5 parts which is as follows:
Part 1 – From A Monster Calls to Grandma
Part 2 – From The Wildness of Stories to Champ
Part 3 – From Americans Don’t Get Much Holidays to No Tale
Part 4 – From I No Longer See You to 100 Years
Part 5 – From What’s the Use of You to The Truth
Each of the buddies will be posting their respective answers to the questions on the thread as well as post the same on their blogs if they happen to have one.
It is no secret how much I loved Patrick Ness’s The Ask And The Answer, and I am already waiting for my copies of the rest of the books in The Chaos Walking Trilogy to arrive in the mail. So, even if my copy of A Monster Calls is an ebook (thanks, Aldrin!), I will definitely make an effort to finish the story.
Here is the book trailer of A Monster Calls which I found on Youtube: