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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.

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A Monster Calls
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Two faces of everyone/everything
October 28th, 2015
A story fit for teenagers and adults who have to face the ultimate choices in life. Very realistic despite the fairytale frame. The feelings of despair, anger, revolt all ring true.
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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
January 5th, 2013
I first came across Patrick Ness when a friend lent me his book, The Knife of Never Letting Go, which is a must read in itself. With A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness superbly transfers the ideas of Siobhan Dowd into a beautiful and heart wrenching story about coping with all the emotions of death. I only wish this story had been written years ago so I could have shared it with my brother when our Mum passed away. Beautiful book, superb writing.
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