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Publisher Description

An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting-- he's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It's ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.

Young Adult
August 27
Candlewick Press
Candlewick Press, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Sylairolg ,

Breaks your heart

The book is heart breaking. A hard situation for a teen who does not know how to deal with it and has none to talk about it with or even a shoulder to cry on. Sad story, you can feel submerged in the story.

Nicolle1971 ,

Absolutely Stunning I cried......

My daughter passed away at 14 years old. It almost killed me to go on, to accept what had taken place for not only myself but my loved ones. It was such a horrible life of denial and confusion perpetuated by my own mind. I constantly belittled my self for not being stronger for not accepting this horrible tragedy. The stories in this book touched my heart because as I read I realized I am doing exactly what I am supposed to do in light of the situations presented to me. I was so lost and I have always attempted to reason with myself that I am okay. This book made me feel like I can be honest with myself that I may never be okay with what has happened but I am going to have to accept it. 😔

Quad Sensae ,

Loved it!

A tale of a young boy who faces any boy's greatest fear. Thought provoking scenarios that will have you thinking about your own life experiences.

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