by Patrick Ness, from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd - illustrated by Jim Kay - £9.99 Walker Books Ltd (2012)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781406339345 | ISBN 10: 1406339342
An extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with loss.
The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isnít 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.
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