A seminal YA novel with an illustrious literary pedigree behind it, A Monster Calls was the brainchild of Siobhan Dowd who tragically died before she could write it. In the hands of Patrick Ness, Dowd’s vision becomes a haunting, elegiac work about terminal illness, hope and desperation. Dark, moving and packed with electrifying imagery, A Monster Calls is simply unforgettable reading.
The bestselling novel and major film about love, loss and hope from the twice Carnegie Medal-winning Patrick Ness.
Conor has the same dream every night, ever since his mother first fell ill, ever since she started the treatments that don't quite seem to be working. But tonight is different. Tonight, when he wakes, there's a visitor at his window. It's ancient, elemental, a force of nature. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth. Patrick Ness takes the final idea of the late, award-winning writer Siobhan Dowd and weaves an extraordinary and heartbreaking tale of mischief, healing and above all, the courage it takes to survive.
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 218 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm
'... this haunting and demanding book shines with compassion, insight and flashes of humour and is a collaboration that highlights the exceptional talents of Ness, Dowd and Kay. A worthy tribute.' - Sally Morris, The Daily Mail'...definitely one of my favourite books of the year' - Malorie Blackman
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“A Monster Calls”
There’s not much to say about this novel that hasn’t already been said. It is a beautifully written and illustrated piece of work. It was very short and I managed to read it over a couple of nights but it will... More
“A moving tale for teens”
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