I recently received the A Monster Calls DVD in the mail from Netflix. Before I watched, I wanted to make sure to give this book a reread as the first time I read this was over a year ago. While I still remembered most of the book, the refresher was still nice.
So let’s dive in!
This book is such an important read. When I first read it, I said that it’s a story that will stay with me for a long time. That was most definitely the case.
This story is heart-wrenching, it’s beautiful, and it’s extremely captivating. I love how the book is designed and laid out. The text itself is organized in a lovely way that really works with the artwork.
The artwork was also absolutely stunning. I loved that the artist used different techniques to create the dark images that complimented the storyline perfectly. Just check out the fingerprints used on the below:
Seriously, how amazing is this artwork?!
My Favorite Passages from A Monster Calls
“The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do.”
“Stories are wild creatures…when you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?”
“There is not always a good guy. Nor is there always a bad one. Most people are somewhere in between.”
“You do not write your life with words…You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.”
My Final Thoughts on A Monster Calls
Would I recommend this book? Absolutely! Five stars! Just make sure you have tissues ready! Even on my second read, I found myself getting very emotional.
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Thanks for reading!
What is your favorite book with illustrations?