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By Patrick Ness

A #1 ny Times bestseller

An unflinching, darkly humorous, and deeply relocating tale of a boy, his heavily sick mom, and an unforeseen huge visitor.

At seven mins prior dead night, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to discover a monster outdoor his bed room window. however it is not the monster Conor's been expecting-- he is been watching for the only from his nightmare, the nightmare he is had approximately each evening when you consider that his mom began her remedies. The monster in his yard is diversified. it truly is historic. And wild. And it wishes anything from Conor. anything bad and hazardous. It wishes the reality. From the ultimate suggestion of award-winning writer Siobhan Dowd-- whose untimely demise from melanoma avoided her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly humorous novel of mischief, loss, and monsters either actual and imagined.

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I don’t need your help,” Conor said. ” Lily said. ” “It’s none of your business,” Conor snapped again and picked up his pace. “I’ve got detention all week,” Lily complained. ” Conor stopped suddenly and turned to her. He looked so angry she stepped back, startled, almost like she was afraid. “It’s your fault,” he said. ” He stormed off back down the pavement. “We used to be friends,” Lily called after him. “Used to be,” Conor said without turning around. He’d known Lily forever. Or for as long as he could remember, which was basically the same thing.

A possible after. Conor felt the anger rising in the pit of his stomach– “He’s happy where he is, Ma,” his mum said, quickly, giving him another look. ” Dinner was Chinese take-away. Conor’s grandma “didn’t really cook”. This was true. Every time he’d stayed with her, her fridge had held barely anything more than an egg and half an avocado. Conor’s mum was still too tired to cook herself, and though Conor could have made something, it didn’t seem to occur to his grandma that this was even a possibility.

But Conor didn’t run. In fact, he found he wasn’t even frightened. All he could feel, all he had felt since the monster revealed itself, was a growing disappointment. Because this wasn’t the monster he was expecting. “So come and get me then,” he said. – • – A strange quiet fell. What did you say? the monster asked. Conor crossed his arms. ” The monster paused for a moment, and then with a roar it pounded two fists against the house. Conor’s ceiling buckled under the blows and huge cracks appeared in the walls.

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