A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness with Siobhan Dowd (Contributor)

237 pages first pub 2011 (editions)

fiction fantasy young adult dark emotional sad fast-paced
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The bestselling novel about love, loss and hope from the twice Carnegie Medal-winning Patrick Ness. Conor has the same dream every night, ever since his mother first fell ill, ever since she started the treatments that don't quite seem to be worki...

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Community Reviews Summary of 38,143 reviews

Moods

emotional 92%
sad 87%
dark 52%
reflective 49%
challenging 23%
mysterious 18%
hopeful 17%
tense 17%
inspiring 13%
adventurous 9%
funny 1%

Pace

fast 58%
medium 36%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 28% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 4% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 64% | N/A: 15% | It's complicated: 11% | Yes: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 6% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.43

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