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A Monster Calls (eBook)Patrick Ness
The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming... The monster in his back garden, though, this monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth. Costa Award winner Patrick Ness spins a tale from the final idea of much-loved Carnegie Medal winner Siobhan Dowd, whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself. Darkly mischievous and painfully funny, A Monster Calls is an extraordinarily moving novel of coming to terms with loss from two of our finest writers for young adults. The hardback edition of A Monster Calls (ISBN 9781406311525) contains astonishing illustrations throughout by Jim Kat. The e-book edition (ISBN 9781406335460) is not illustrated.
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
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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
“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
“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