Genre: novel, fantasy
Key Stage: KS3+
A Monster Calls (2011)
Summary: Connor is struggling to cope with his mother’s illness. He starts hearing whispers and stories from a monster ‘calling to him’ and this signals the start of his journey.
Positives: The ending is really emotional but hopeful too. His bond with his mother is really strong.
Negatives: It can be really sad at times especially Connor’s mother’s illness and how it creeps into Connor’s dreams.
Reviewer: Abdulla Saadi, Year 8