A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd

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...this is an incredibly moving book that had me up all night, tears running down my cheeks.
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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... 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 and Galaxy Award winner Patrick Ness spins a tale from the final idea of Siobhan Dowd, whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself. This internationally best-selling novel is an extraordinarily moving tale of love, loss and hope, from a multi-award-winning writer.
 

About Patrick Ness

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Patrick Ness, an award-winning novelist, has written for England's Radio 4 and SUNDAY TELEGRAPH and is a literary critic for the GUARDIAN. This is his first book for young adults. Born in Virginia, he currently lives in London.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published November 24, 2011 by Walker. 216 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Horror, Nature & Wildlife, Romance, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by Valentine on Jan 28 2013

A beautifully written and illustrated novel, it is highly recommended and will take you into another world.

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Good
Reviewed by Kung Fu Kitty on Dec 06 2012

Once I'd got into it (which took a couple of chapters), I became immersed in the emotional story and I didn't want to put the book down.

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Good
Reviewed by OrliTheBookworm on Jan 10 2012

...this is an incredibly moving book that had me up all night, tears running down my cheeks.

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