Patrick Ness A Monster Calls

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The intended audience for the fiction novel A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness, ranges from young adult to adult. This book was written in the point of a view of a thirteen year old, but it touches on very serious topics that are not suitable for younger readers. Less mature people may have a harder time understanding the dark themes of this book. Take for example in the last chapter when Conor’s mother died, “He knew it would come, and soon, maybe even this 12:07. The moment she would slip from his grasp, no matter how tightly he held on” (Ness 205). Young children wouldn’t be able to grasp the severity of this situation and the deeper meaning behind it. Patrick Ness’s purpose for writing the fiction novel, A Monster Calls, was to show people
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