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A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness
A Monster Calls
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An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor.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... show more
An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor.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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780763655594 (0763655597)
ASIN: 763655597
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 206
Edition language: English
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Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it
3.0 A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
A sad and depressing book. The writing is decent and the story unusual, but I can't say I enjoyed it all that much.
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
4.0 Sometimes you need a monster...
The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. - opening lines The monster says that Conor is the one who called him. But Conor doesn't understand - if the monster isn't here to save his mother, then why? The monster tells Conor three stories and then asks Conor to tell his truth. Conor's...
Wanda's Book Reviews
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5.0 A Monster Calls / Patrick Ness
The monster showed up 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 ...
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...
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