A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

Book rating: 04 Paperback

By (author) Patrick Ness

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  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 20mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 6 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1406336513
  • ISBN 13: 9781406336511
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 3,741

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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. It's ancient, elemental, a force of nature. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth. Bestselling novelist Patrick Ness takes the final idea of the late, award-winning writer Siobhan Dowd and weaves a heartbreaking tale of mischief, healing and above all, the courage it takes to survive.

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Patrick Ness is the author of the critically-acclaimed and best-selling Chaos Walking trilogy. He has won numerous awards including the the Costa and Galaxy Children's Book Awards and the Carnegie Medal. He lives in London.

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By Carlee 31 May 2014 4

This is a fantastic novel - no complaints there.

Though I must admit myself disappointed; this edition of 'Monster Calls' doesn't include the beautiful illustrations of the other covers. I would recommend purchasing a different edition of this book so you can enjoy the illustrations, they really do add more depth to the story.