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A Monster Calls


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The bestselling novel and major film about love, loss and hope from the twice Carnegie Medal-winning 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... This monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild. 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.

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10th October '16
I read it myself (an adult)
A Monster Calls 9781406339345
5 stars
No review I could write would ever do this book justice. It's a story that we can all relate to . Although steeped in fantasy the story is about real life, love and loss. Marketed as a YA book this is aimed at the 12-17 category but whether you're 15 or 50 I fail to see how you cannot be moved by this. I sobbed my way through the final few pages and sobbed some more when I read the reason why Patrick Ness wrote it in the first place. A beautiful heartfelt story with perfectly visualised illustrations.
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About Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Chaos Walking trilogy, A Monster Calls, More Than This, [url=

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About Siobhan Dowd

Robin was born in California and grew up in an Oxford college, across the road from the house where Alice in Wonderland lived. She has been making up stories all her life.

When she was twelve, her father handed her a copy of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and she realised that she wanted to be either Hercule Poirot or Agatha Christie when she grew up.

She spe...

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About Jim Kay

Patrick Ness is the author of the critically-acclaimed and bestselling Chaos Walking trilogy. He has won numerous awards including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, the Costa Children's Book Award and the Carnegie Medal. He lives in Bromley, Kent...

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