A Monster Calls: Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd

A Monster Calls: Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd Author Patrick Ness
ISBN-10 0763660655
ISBN-13 9780763660659
Year 2013-03-12
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Candlewick
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A 1 New York Times bestsellerAn 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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