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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
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Nov 28, 11

bookshelves: zomg-i-cried, angst, contemporary, favorites, paranormal, young-adult
Read in November, 2011

Conor's mother is sick, again, but this time, it's worse. This time, it's so bad that Conor's having the same horrible nightmare every night, a nightmare that he can't bear to so much as admit to having. And during the days...during the days, now, the yew tree down the road is coming walking, telling tales to Conor and demanding that Conor tell one of his own.

What an amazing book. Everything about it is perfect--the writing, the design, the wild, untameable illustrations. The backstory of it's creation is pretty incredible, too, and while I would have liked to read Ms. Dowd's version, I'm so very glad to have read this one.

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Patrick Ness
Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?
Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

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