It’s finally here! After what feels like an eternity of waiting, A Monster Calls is being released in cinemas in Australia on July 27! I first read this beautiful and heartbreaking novel late last year, and since then, I’ve desperately been counting down the months until I’d be able to see it all play out on screen and crush my soul all over again.

A Monster Calls is a beautiful story of love and loss and learning to deal with grief, and it’s one that will bring a tear to the eyes of all readers. I’m absolutely sure the film will do the same, and the cinematography looks absolutely amazing. This isn’t a movie to miss.

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A Monster Calls – book review

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls is a poignant and powerful book, written by Patrick Ness, illustrated by Jim Kay, and inspired by an idea from Siobhan Down.

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 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 wasn’t the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

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