The Monster Calls
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.
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.
I’ll say it again, this book is different from my usual recommendations. It’s not funny but it is about growing up and it is incredibly heart-touching. It’s about loss and grief and I will be honest, this book broke my heart. Patrick Ness has done a beautiful job bringing alive Conor’s feelings, feelings of anger, of helplessness, of loneliness. A harrowing tale about coming to terms with loss, learning to survive when the last sliver of hope runs out and growing up to embrace the truth.
Author: Patrick Ness
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