Book Reviews

Genre: novel, fantasy

Key Stage: KS3+

Rating: ★★★★★

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

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