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A Monster Calls


Author: Patrick  Ness
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Subject/Category: Gr. 6-8
Year Reviewed:: 2012
ISBN: 9780763655594
Review: Conor watches as his mother is dying of cancer. He is overcome with grief, anger, isolation, helplessness, and a recurring nightmare too terrible to think about. Then, at night, he is visited by a very real monster in the form of a yew tree that wants the truth from Conor. This book tackles the toughest of subjects and meets the truth about life head-on with compassion, bravery, and insight.

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