A Monster Calls (Non-Illustrated Edition)

Cancer. Grief. Loss. Monsters. This raw, dark, wild tale grabs every emotion. The Carnegie Medal winner. (Again.) We reckon Patrick Ness must stack up gongs on his sideboard like some people collect family photos. This is his second Carnegie winner. He’s also won the Red House Award, Booktrust Award, Costa Award… Yes, we could go on. For quite a while. So you’ve probably guessed this isn’t a monster story (or a cancer story) like any other. Even though the monster shows up just after midnight, as they tend to do. Conor isn’t afraid. Not at first. It’s not the monster he expected. Not the one he’s seen in nightmares ever since Mum first got sick. This monster in his back garden is ancient, wild, elemental. But it wants the scariest thing of all. The truth.

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    Patrick Ness

    Patrick Ness is the multi award-winning author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls.

    Awards

    Patrick Ness has twice won the Carnegie Medal for Monsters of Men and A Monster Calls. He has also won a number of other major awards including the Booktrust Teenage Prize, the Guardian Children’s Book Prize, the Costa Children’s Book Award, the Galaxy Book of the Year and the Red House Prize.

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