⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ absolutely 5 stars. I love this book! I laughed, cried... and was well and truly gripped throughout. I love dystopian fiction and this ticked a lot of boxes for me, especially the unique language used by the protagonist which reminded me of Riddley Walker a bit. #fivestars #theknifeofneverlettinggo #patrickness #dystopian #scifi #riddleywalker
Ending #NationalReadABookDay by starting one that‘s been on my TBR list for way too long ... watching the movie broke me so reading the book might do that and then some 😢🙈
#amonstercalls #patrickness #siobhandowd #jimkay #pop18 #abookmadeintoamovieyouvealreadyseen
I LOVE this book.
It's marketed as Dystopian Margaret Atwood for young adults, but really it's for everyone.
It has echoes of The Handmaids Tale, but less explicit. I was reading to vet the book for a 10 yr old. It covers genocide, misogyny, responsibility, war, love, adulthood... everything. Now I'm desperate to get hold of part 2 - it's a trilogy.
*Spoiler alert* Manchee. Omg. ***weeping***
It's about a 12 year old boy, who loses his mum to cancer, and his feelings around fear of that loss in the days before she finally dies.
I think it's pitched for 12 year olds. The monster is his repressed fear and anger, to whom he converses throughout the book.
My 9 year old daughter raved so much about it that I had to read it. She said that it was the first book that made her actually cry.