A Monster Calls (Paperback)
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A Monster Calls (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 06/09/2012
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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. Bestselling novelist Patrick Ness takes the final idea of the late, award-winning writer Siobhan Dowd and weaves a heartbreaking tale of mischief, healing and above all, the courage it takes to survive.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406336511

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“A moving tale for teens”

Made all the more poignant by the circumstances of its creation, A Monster Calls details the emotional journey of a 13-year old boy whose mother is dying of cancer. The monster isn't particularly scary and exists... More

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10th January 2011
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“One of the best books I've ever read!”

I imagine it must be quite tricky to write a story based on another author's idea but Ness manages it seamlessly. Unfortunately, I've never read one of Siobhan Dowd's novels and so I can't compare... More

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15th July 2013
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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

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10th July 2012
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