Book vs. Movie: A Monster Calls

Hey there guys!

I feel like it has been forever since I last blogged!  That’s okay though because here I am now!

So, one of my favorite books that I have read in 2016 is A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. I could go on and on about this book. It is easily one of the most beautiful books I have read. Ever. It is one of those books that I could read over and over again if I wanted to. This story is so deep on so many different levels and really speaks to life itself. If you ever want  a book you can speed through in a day and have the way you look at life changed, give A Monster Calls a chance!

As some of you may know, the movie version of this book came out on Friday, and you can bet I saw it that night! The purpose of today’s post is to do a little compare and contrast between the film and the book! And also maybe do a little bit of raving.

First of all, I was really impressed with this movie on how much it stayed true to the book. It felt like the book literally just came to life. The illustrations in the book, which are absolutely breathtaking, by the way, mirror the ones in the movie. I loved that they did that so much. Those illustrations were part of that set the book apart in my opinion.


I also thought that the casting was excellent. Everyone looked just like how I thought they would be and I thought that casting Liam Neeson as the Monster was best decision that they could have made.

There were a couple of things that were different in the movie than in the book but I was actually pretty okay with it. First of all, Connor wasn’t an artist in the book but I liked that it was added because I think it was necessary in order for the story to seem more realistic on the screen. Also at the very end of the movie, it showed that the mom saw the monster too when she was younger (probably when her dad died, I’m assuming) which I thought was really precious and sort or just ties together the entire story and I don’t really remember that in the book but I thought it was a lovely touch and made me cry more than I already was.

Oh, that’s another thing, I cried during both the book and the movie, but I did cry more in the movie that I did in the book. Just the way everything came full circle and the seeing Connor come to terms with his mother’s illness was just so moving.

So if you do, partake in this lovely story, have tissues on hand! haha

What did you think of this story? Do you plan on reading the book or seeing the movie soon?


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