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A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls


by Patrick Ness

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this story?


There's no sexytime at all in A Monster Calls, with one very tame exception: in the monster's first story, the prince and his girlfriend, who have vowed to remain virgins until marriage, don't manage to remain virgins. It's not graphic at all; it simply says "their passions got the better of them" (8.30). This may be one of the saddest books ever written, but it's definitely not the steamiest.

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