By Patrick Ness

ISBN-10: 1406335460

ISBN-13: 9781406335460

A #1 manhattan Times bestseller

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

At seven mins prior 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 only from his nightmare, the nightmare he is had approximately each evening due to the fact that his mom begun her remedies. The monster in his yard is varied. it really is old. And wild. And it desires whatever from Conor. whatever poor and hazardous. It wishes the reality. From the ultimate suggestion of award-winning writer Siobhan Dowd-- whose untimely dying 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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The barrier between things was thinner, easier to pass through. The prince knew this. And he lifted his head to the great yew tree and he spoke. ) (He said enough to bring me walking, the monster said. ) The prince ran towards the approaching villagers. ” he shouted. ” The rumours of the queen’s witchery had been circulating long enough and the young prince was so beloved of the people that it took very little for them to see the obvious truth. It took even less time when they saw the great Green Man walking behind him, high as the hills, coming for vengeance.

Then Lily knew. And then everyone knew. Everyone. Which changed the whole world in a single day. And he was never going to forgive her for that. Another street and another street more and there was his house, small but detached. It had been the one thing his mum had insisted on in the divorce, that it was theirs free and clear and they wouldn’t have to move after his dad had left for America with Stephanie, the new wife. That had been six years ago, so long now that Conor sometimes couldn’t remember what it was like having a dad in the house.

It was definitely a voice, but not one he recognized. It wasn’t his mother’s, that was for sure. It wasn’t a woman’s voice at all, and he wondered for a crazy moment if his dad had somehow made a surprise trip from America and arrived too late to phone and– Conor. No. Not his dad. This voice had a quality to it, a monstrous quality, wild and untamed. Then he heard a heavy creak of wood outside, as if something gigantic was stepping across a timber floor. He didn’t want to go and look. But at the same time, a part of him wanted to look more than anything.

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