Book Review | A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Expanded Version)

Hey there, for those who follow my blog updates may wonder why I review this book for the second times. Well, on a second thought, I believe that I don’t deliver my two cents on this book properly. Therefore, I decide to make a second extended version (which also meant second chance for me) which I’ll go deeper in reviewing this one. Its not fair that my reader does not feel the eagerness that I felt while reading this wonderful book. Therefore, here you goes. 

Summary from Goodreads:
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 one 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 is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.
It wants the truth.

I’ve been exposed to this book was from POPCLUB monthly magazine. After reading its summary, I felt like yeah that is the kind of book I need right now. Then after several day I managed to get it at hand and even finished reading it in one night long!

What I really can say about this MG book, is somewhat phenomenon and extraordinary. From the first page I’ve been curious what Conor have in himself that makes the monster comes out? What was this monster purpose, is he bad or somehow just wanna put things back on Conor life? But in what way? In what situation?

The story goes like, a giant tree monster calls Conor exactly at 12.07 in the midnight and sometimes on the afternoon at the exact same time. The monster will trade three true stories which in turn Conor need to tell a true story of his own.
The three stories that the monster told somewhat have this kind of hidden message where the truth will be revealed on Conor’s last story. And yeah it does, all of the story actually related to Conor reality life without his realization.
Conor raised by his mother which happen to have cancer. Then this monster come into his life. Conor have to dealt with various things in one time such from his mother sickness, his friends, his bullies etc and its totally so much for a kid aged like Conor.
I definitely like the ending, it was a powerful ending. Its like a beginning to a long journey. I entertain myself reading this book. Tho it does not really have that wow factors but its really have a good story to spend the day with. This books makes me realize, people react depends on their surrounding, and little that we know that our surrounding, the people we engage are actually create who we are..
I checked on GSC when will this motion picture will be released, and I’m sorry for being so left behind. It was released on 20 Oct 2016. But I’ve not yet seen the movie yet and I’ll maybe looking forward to it. Lets us see the trailer below:

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  • 5 🌟 review up on the link 👆
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I remember how its stabs my heart several times and kept me with a weird feeling lurking in my stomach.
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My advice, please do not read this book on the public area as you'll grin like a mad person before u even realize it AND do not read it on the late night, where everyone had fall asleep, the eerie side of this book may freak u out.
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Well done @yangszechoo for the writing 😘❤️
  • 📖3✨ Review 📖
I shall say only three words for this book : short, fastfoward and paranormal.
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The story involving two malay detectives pushed into a tangled world of paranormal serial killer, a vampire like. But what matter the most, it has a connection from their ancestor. .
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There were still much hole on the plot as there were several unanswered questions at the end of the book. Still, the crucial questions had all been covered, so that not gonna be a problem.
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Its also have a plot twist which I did not expect nor do I excited about. Its just so-so.
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The ending for me does not satisfied as there are so much 'Why this and that?'.
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But yeah still a nice fast foward reading, this first published book for RAM Typewriter gotta glued you till the end with the curiousity bait in every pages.
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P/s : Are you a fan of RAM? Have you read this book? Or what was your fave RAM' s book?
P/s : Im not really a fan of RAM, but my mom is. Only she always read the first and the last chapter😂
#ramleeawangmurshid #kasyafain
  • Today Gratitude : To all the follower of this IG account. .
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As an introvert, i found its really hard to interact with other human being because of the shyness been accumulated inside me. I have no other words to decribe how meaningful other was to me. The reader, the follower or even the bypasser of this bookstagram pages, i would like to sincerely thank you for doing so. I pray for your everlasting wellness. May the goodness always in your favor ❤️.
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Dont let it stop here. Pass your own gratitude to other. Spread the positivity so there is no way for a blues monday.
  • Fix me in this path ya Allah.
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Kau kena faham, untuk berada di jalan yang kau pilih, untuk mengejar impian, tak semua akan faham bagaimana kau menjalankannya.
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Nasihat aku pada diri sendiri, keep moving on and teruskan berdoa in every step we take. Percaya dengan sebulat tekad, bahawa jalan terbaik bukanlah yg pada akhirnya berjaya, tapi pada proses kau mengenal Majikan Kau yang sebenarnya. Indeed He is Capable of Everything.
  • Izinkan aku membaca untuk seribu tahun lama lagi.
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Im out of words but soon im gonna post my book haul in my blog. 😁😁
  • What if, you are a ghostwriter. What it felt to write something for someone as themself and they take the credit? .
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This is indeed a digging the truth in a very deep way kind of writing. .
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I manage to visit a bookXcess outlet on Fahreinheit (after accidently mistook their warehouse an outlet 😅😅😅). And i'm both excited and amaze on how low all the books prices was. Due to my tight budget Im very glad to have some new books haul to bring back to KK and living with the most relaxing time of my life - reading.