A Monster Calls
by Patrick Ness
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“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.”
Here are my top 10 A Monster Calls Book Quotes
“There is not always a good guy. Nor is there always a bad one. Most people are somewhere in between.”
“Don’t think you haven’t lived long enough to have a story to tell.”
“Sometimes people need to lie to themselves most of all.”
“If you speak the truth, the monster whispered in his ear, you will be able to face whatever comes.”
“You be as angry as you need to be,” she said. “Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Not your grandma, not your dad, no one. And if you need to break things, then by God, you break them good and hard.”
“Belief is half of all healing.”
“You know that your truth, the one that you hide… is the thing you are most afraid of.”