Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Teaser Tuesday: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Teaser Tuesdaysis a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

A Monster Calls – Walker Books

The monster showed up just after midnight.
As they do.
— Page 11

The monster looked at him quizzically. How strange, it said. The words you say tell me, you are scared of the berries, but your actions seem to suggest otherwise.
“You’re as old as the land and you’ve never heard of sarcasm?” Conor asked.
— Page 59

Julika showed me A Monster Calls in a bookstore and I was so impressed by its story and its exceptional black and white illustrations, I had to get it for myself.
The book tells the story of a very special monster and a boy. This monster wants the truth, something that is not so easy to give for thirteen-year-old Conor. I’m not yet far enough into the story to understand why it is after the truth, or how it goes about getting what it wants. It might even take a while until I know, because I’m savouring every page and taking my time reading it.

Which books are you taking your time with? Tell us in the comments along with your teaser.


Carol Ford said...

I do not like monsters so I try never to read about them. Here is the link to my TT: http://meandu-justthinking.blogspot.ca/2013/10/teaser-tuesdays.html

Nise' said...

I loved this book!

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