Book Review: A Monster Calls


A Monster Calls
Patrick Ness

Inspired by the original idea by Siobhan Dowd
Illustrations by Jim Kay
ISBN 9781406361803
Young Adult Fiction, Coming-of-Age
237pages


5star

Kate Greenaway Medal (2012), Galaxy British Book Awards for Children’s Book of the Year (2011), Red House Children’s Book Award (2012), Prix Imaginales for Jeunesse (2013), Galaxy National Book Award for Children’s Book of the Year (2011), Grampian Children’s Book Award Nominee (2013), The Kitschies for Red Tentacle (Novel) (2011), Carnegie Medal (2012), Prix Elbakin.net for Meilleur roman fantasy traduit Jeunesse (2012)

Seven minutes past midnight, Connor O’Malley wakes up and finds a thirty-foot monster by his bedside window. He’s been expecting a monster but this one is different from his frequent nightmares. It wants to tell him three stories and when it’s done Connor has to tell it his own story–the truth he is afraid of facing.


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