"A MONSTER CALLS is by far the best book I have read all year and in a really long time. In fact, it's one of the best books I have ever read in my entire life." - Jen, Book Den
Now she's done it!
Saying that about a book is the equivalent in the book blogging world as an athlete guaranteeing a victory in a big game. If people buy the book and love it, it jacks up your credibility. You look like a genius.
If, however, the book stinks, folks wonder if they can rely on your opinions for their book buying needs.
Of course, I'm just fooling around. But let me tell you, Jen is exactly dead on with her review of A MONSTER CALLS. It turns out that it's one of the best books I've read all year and definitely one of the best books I've read in my entire life.
It's been a while since a book has brought me to tears, but this one did. Ness' writing and the story he crafted is one that will thrill your imagination and pull on your heartstrings.
A MONSTER CALLS is the powerful story about a love, grief, hate, fear and one big ass monster.
It is the perfect story for any time of year, but particularly now when the skies are grey, the ground is wet and the leaves are turning brown. Fall is said to be the season of death and A MONSTER CALLS will firmly plant you in a fall-ish state of mind. It is the perfect story as we get closer to Halloween.
The book is beautifully illustrated by Jim Kay.
This is a must buy. If you are in the book store today, pick it up. If you can't get to the store, order it on-line. Jen and I both guarantee you will love it!