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By Patrick Ness

ISBN-10: 1406335460

ISBN-13: 9781406335460

A #1 big apple Times bestseller

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

At seven mins previous middle of the 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 awaiting the single from his nightmare, the nightmare he is had approximately each evening in view that his mom began her remedies. The monster in his yard is diverse. it really is historical. And wild. And it wishes whatever from Conor. whatever poor and hazardous. It wishes the reality. From the ultimate inspiration of award-winning writer Siobhan Dowd-- whose untimely loss of life from melanoma avoided her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly humorous novel of mischief, loss, and monsters either genuine and imagined.

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No,” Conor said. He felt the air swirl around him violently again. I will be listened to! started the monster. I have been alive as long as this land and you will pay the respect owed to me– Conor got up from the chair and headed back towards the kitchen door. Where do you think you’re going? demanded the monster. Conor whirled round, and his face looked so furious, so pained, that the monster actually stood up straight, its huge, leafy eyebrows raising in surprise. ” Conor spat. ” I know about you, Conor O’Malley, the monster said.

And when I have finished my three stories, the monster said, as if Conor hadn’t spoken, you will tell me a fourth. Conor squirmed in the monster’s hand. ” You will tell me a fourth, the monster repeated, and it will be the truth. ” Not just any truth. Your truth. ” You know that is not true, the monster said. You know that your truth, the one that you hide, Conor O’Malley, is the thing you are most afraid of. Conor stopped squirming. It couldn’t mean– There was no way it could mean– There was no way it could know that.

I will be listened to! started the monster. I have been alive as long as this land and you will pay the respect owed to me– Conor got up from the chair and headed back towards the kitchen door. Where do you think you’re going? demanded the monster. Conor whirled round, and his face looked so furious, so pained, that the monster actually stood up straight, its huge, leafy eyebrows raising in surprise. ” Conor spat. ” I know about you, Conor O’Malley, the monster said. “No, you don’t,” Conor said.

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