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A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd

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.

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08 October 2023

Am incredibly powerful sorry covering fear, loss and anger.


17 October 2023

Goodness, just finished reading this book – very raw & emotional but very readable too – it really wasn’t what I imagined when I first looked it out… 💕

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