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A Monster Calls by Patrick NessThe bestselling novel about love, loss and hope from the twice Carnegie Medal-winning Patrick Ness.
Conor has the same dream every night, ever since his mother first fell ill, ever since she started the treatments that dont quite seem to be working. But tonight is different. Tonight, when he wakes, theres a visitor at his window. Its ancient, elemental, a force of nature. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth.
Patrick Ness takes the final idea of the late, award-winning writer Siobhan Dowd and weaves an extraordinary and heartbreaking tale of mischief, healing and above all, the courage it takes to survive.
A Monster Calls Summary & Study Guide
Rate this book. 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.
Created by the original team behind SparkNotes, LitCharts are the world's best literature guides. A Melancholy Beginning. A Monster Calls was based on an idea by young adult novelist Siobhan Dowd. Dowd unfortunately did not have the chance to write the work herself, as she passed away from cancer. A Tale of Two Medals. A Monster Calls is the only book to have won both the Carnegie Medal and the Greenaway Medal, which are awards that recognize outstanding writing and illustration, respectively. Which guides should we add?
Sign in. The monster does not come walking often. This time it comes to Conor, and it asks for the one thing Conor cannot bring himself to do. Tell the truth. This is a very touching story about a boy who feels very damaged, guilty and mostly angry. He struggles at school with bullies, and pity looks from everyone, and at home with his mother's sickness. Will Conor overcome his problems?
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