Not Enabled Screen Reader: View all 33 comments. The story is dark and as I pre read it for my grandson I thought why would I want a happy child to read a sad tale of a child whose father abandoned him, whose mother was dying of cancer, who was being bullied at school, who would soon be living with a fairly self centered grandmother who knew nothing about loving, let alone raising a young boy, and who dealt wit I was expecting great things from this book given it's literary awards - the actual writing is the only reason I'm even rating it a 1. I was grateful for any shred of attention or sympathy. I haven't cried like that since then, and for a whole year I tried to fill the space my dad left.
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I'm not crying because this book is sad.
Bohooo, she told some friends your mum was diying and now you don't talk to her anymoer allthough she wants to help. Even to the third and final story you really don't know how it's going to end and what the moral or, possibly, no moral at all is of each one.
I know, he's a kid, he's going through an awful thing, and he's really angry. Due to the spooky cover, mystifying title and evasive blurb, my mind pictured something closer to the fantasy world than our contemporary one. You write it with actions.
I got back to my apartment in Bulgaria and thought I'd read a little bit of this novel before I went to bed. B said, I like happy books.
Un monstruo viene a verme by Patrick Ness (1 star ratings)
I have a difficult relationship with books that deal with the subject of death and grief. By doesn't someone grab that kid and shake it and make it talk?
The worst fashion sense ever? Rowling or Neil Gaiman, and fails miserably: Monstrup just wanted to let him know that I loved him.
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Gosh, what a book. Can't win 'em all. That, right there, is one of the best things that a novel can do, to truly be able to affect patirck person to a core.
But did it have to drag along that much? Easy and entertaining to read. Un monstruo viene a verme 4. View all 28 comments.
I felt 2 or 3 times removed from the protagonist and what he was going through at all times. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. I nesd merely perceived any background on the characters, primary or secondary ones.
Un monstruo viene a verme
verem Started it with high expectations and left feeling as though I had wasted my time: What Ness showed me through Conor was nesss it's okay to cry while others are watching, to let them take care of me and what I've dealt with, for three long, and yet, at the same time, short three years.
I never got the opportunity to even see him alive even once on that Tuesday, to let my monster come walking and hold me up with its monstrous hands monstrko I said the words I didn't think I'd ever have the bravery to utter.
Conor's mom is dying, he won't believe it.
I'm not going to apologize for it or for how the book made me feel. And I believed her. This review also appears in The Midnight Garden. Dec 01, Charlotte May rated it really liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book. Occasionally, I find a book that is moving and resonant - and I will both love it and feel jealous of it, for being able to articulate things I never could.
Stories chase and bite and hunt.