A Monster Calls (Film Edition)

Dark, wild, reckless like dancing on the lip of an abyss. Cancer, monsters, death, life. We reckon Patrick Ness must stack up gongs on his sideboard like some people collect family photos. This is his second Carnegie winner. He’s also won the Booktrust Award, Costa Award, Red House Award… Yes, we could go on. For quite some time. So you’ve probably guessed this isn’t a monster story (or a cancer story) like any other. Even if the monster shows up just after midnight, as they tend to do. Conor isn’t afraid. Not at first. It’s not the monster he expected. Not the one he’s seen in nightmares since Mum got sick. But this monster – ancient, wild and elemental – wants the scariest thing of all. The truth.

  • Winner of the Carnegie Medal and Red House Award
  • A heartbreaking story of cancer, fear and hope
  • Now a major film which is winning rave reviews
  • “Powerful and impressive” – Philip Pullman

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    Patrick Ness

    Patrick Ness is the multi award-winning author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls.

    Awards

    Patrick Ness has twice won the Carnegie Medal for Monsters of Men and A Monster Calls. He has also won a number of other major awards including the Booktrust Teenage Prize, the Guardian Children’s Book Prize, the Costa Children’s Book Award, the Galaxy Book of the Year and the Red House Prize.

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