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A Monster Calls by Patrick NessPicture this: your best friend tells you there's a great book you have to read. You ask what it's about, and your friend says, "Well, actually, the book never really says what it's about, but trust me, you have to read it. Sure, you might think your friend's a little nuts, but we're betting your curiosity's piqued. And that's exactly what draws us to A Monster Calls : Conor's mom has cancer, but nobody ever says the C-word. So get out your powers of inference, Shmoopers, because you're going to have to do some reading between the lines here. There's an old joke that people always whisper "cancer" instead of saying it in full voice.
A Monster Calls
With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. The bestselling novel and major film 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 don't quite seem to be working. But tonight is different. Tonight, when he wakes, there's a visitor at his window.
This monster is in his back garden, this monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild. A book about stories and myths, about courage and loss and the fear of loss, A Monster Calls is storytelling at its richest, most essential and best. Twice Carnegie Medal-winning 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, beautifully illustrated by Jim Kay. 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, and the only book to win both the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal.
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