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A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness, Jim Kay
A Monster Calls
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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... show more
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781406311525 (1406311529)
Publisher: Walker Books
Pages no: 215
Edition language: English
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Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it
4.5 Can't be summed up in a title...
★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 (rounded up)This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.---I hadn't even heard of this book until a couple of weeks ago, when it was recommended to me by a loyal reade...
Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it
4.0 A Monster Calls
This one has been on my tbr for a year or two (or four) and I was not in a big hurry to get to it because of the whole “YA” thing. Not usually my bag. Luckily for me however, it went on sale and the audio was made available for a cheap add-on. I am a sucker for a deal, so I snatched it up and starte...
carolesrandomlife
carolesrandomlife rated it
5.0 A Monster Calls: Inspired by an Idea from Siobhan Dowd (Audio)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.I liked this book even more the second time around. I first read this book several years ago and liked it then so when I saw the audio on sale earlier this month, I decided to revisit the story in audiobook. I really enjoyed the book the first ...
Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it
5.0 A Monster Calls
It's close to Halloween, I said. I should read this book with "Monster" in the title, I said. I'm not a Halloween story, the book said. I'm a rip-out-your-heart-and-stomp-on-it coming of age story. *riiiiiiiiiiip* *stompstompstompstomp* Ouch. My totally unprepared feelings! :'( There is a lot ...
LindaLeest
LindaLeest rated it
3.0 A Monster Calls
Everyone is raving about this book. It is suppose to stay in your heart, make you cry. It is suppose to break you . So obviously me and my oversensitive personality (that could even cry over an dr. Phil episode) had high expectations.For a short book like this, it deals with a lot of heavy topics:...
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