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A Monster Calls

by Patrick Ness Author · Siobhan Dowd Author


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An extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with loss.

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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Walker Books
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Patrick Ness (Author)

Patrick Ness was born in the USA, but has lived in Londonsince 1999.He writes both novels and short stories for adults andchildren, but is best known for his books for young adults.His first books for teenagers made up the Chaos Walkingtrilogy, of...

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Siobhan Dowd (Author)

Siobhan Dowd was the widely-loved, prize-winning author of four books, two of which were published after her premature death from cancer, aged 47. In 2009 she became the first authorever posthumously awarded the prestigious Carnegie Medal.

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