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Nederlandse leesverslaafde, met een ontzettend brede smaak in boeken.

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain, Guy Cardwell, John Seelye

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness, Jim Kay Everyone is raving about this book. It is suppose to stay in your heart, make you cry. It is suppose to break you .
So obviously me and my oversensitive personality (that could even cry over an dr. Phil episode) had high expectations.

For a short book like this, it deals with a lot of heavy topics: bullying, cancer, divorced parents, and a dying mother. It tries too hard to wring those tears.
I feel like the book is written for a younger audience (teens or pre-teens) by the writingstyle, but wonder if it would be too intense to deal with when you're that young?

I liked the stories of the tree though. They were thought provoking, and really wise.
The illustrations were made by the same man who illustrated Harry Potter. They really gave a new dimension to this book.

Overall, I liked it, but it didn't live up to my expectations.