THE MONSTER SHOWED UP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
AS THEY DO.
But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting.
He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming...
The monster in his back garden, though, this monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.
IT WANTS THE TRUTH.
In a unique pairing of Carnegie Medal winners, Patrick Ness spins an extraordinarily moving tale of love, loss and hope from the final idea of Siobhan Dowd, whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself.
A Monster Calls won the Galaxy National Book Tokens Children's Book of the Year Award and was also crowned the older reader category winner and overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2012.