A Monster Calls: Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd
NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor, featuring stunning artwork by Jim Kay. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting-- he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.
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Review: A Monster CallsUser Review - Zulekha Saqib - Goodreads
“Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?” I loved this book.. It was beautiful but yet so heartbreaking with gorgeous ... Read full review
Review: A Monster CallsUser Review - Maggie Maxfield - Goodreads
John Green calls Patrick Ness' writing "insanely beautiful." I hate superlative reviews because then I spend my time looking for examples of the opposite. I did find a few. But it didn't stop me from ... Read full review
The Wildness of Stories
The First Tale
Could It Be?
I No Longer See You
The Third Tale
The Rest of the First Tale
Americans Dont Get Much Holiday
The Second Tale
The Rest of the Second Tale