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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
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Feb 06, 12

bookshelves: death, anger, family, loss, ya
Read from February 04 to 05, 2012

How does a child deal with life-changing situations? In Conor's case he calls on a monster to help him navigate the confusion and express the anger he feels as his mother is dying from cancer. Patrick Ness' delves into unchartered territory with the raw and horrifying emotions children face when dealing with divorce and death. This book has its origins from an outline left behind by Siobhan Dowd (The London Eye Mystery) before her untimely death in 2007.

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