Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

"The monster showed up just after midnight."

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Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill--an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.

Candlewick Press; 204 pages

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This book touches me on many levels. Siobahn Dowd left us too soon. That Patrick Ness was inspired by her adds to the strength of the narrative. Jim Kay's illustrations enrich a powerful story. Well done!