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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: paperback
ISBN: 9780763669089 (0763669083)
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it
5.0 Book 55/100: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
I rarely give books five stars, but this one just gave me so many feels.I already knew that Patrick Ness is an excellent writer, at least when it comes to his YA work. But this book was staggeringly beautiful, dealing with tragedy in a way that is real and raw and not full of the melodrama or romant...
Pandabearbooks
Pandabearbooks rated it
5.0 A Monster Calls
4,75 starsRead in one sitting, bawled my eyes out for the last third. I can't write any kind of coherent review right now, other than to say I loved it and it broke my heart.(Also, I read this as a part of a 24h readathon, of which I have four and a half hours left. What can I possibly follow this u...
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...
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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 ...
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