Patrick Ness Writing Styles in A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness
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Point of View

The narrative of A Monster Calls is related from a third-person, limited point of view, although always focused on Conor's perspective. It is not broad view of everything happening. This is a good choice because this story wholly belongs to Conor. Every important event happens inside his own heart and mind; however, a few key scenes need to be described from outside his view. For example, when Conor feels in a dream like he is watching the Monster beat Harry, he slowly realizes that he is holding the bleeding boy. The scene is described from the outside so the reader can see the horror that Conor's classmates are feeling.

Language and Meaning

This novel is rated as Young Adult, but a Middle Grade reader could also enjoy it. For that reason, the language is not complex. The vocabulary is relatively simple. Nonetheless, the author is...

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