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By Patrick Ness

A #1 big apple Times bestseller

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

At seven mins previous dead night, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to discover a monster outdoors his bed room window. however it is not the monster Conor's been expecting-- he is been looking forward to the single from his nightmare, the nightmare he is had approximately each evening on the grounds that his mom begun her remedies. The monster in his yard is varied. it truly is old. And wild. And it wishes whatever from Conor. whatever bad and hazardous. It desires 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 genuine and imagined.

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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. Didn’t mean he still didn’t think about it, though.

Somewhere over the past year, though, something had changed. Harry had started noticing Conor, catching his eye, looking at him with a detached amusement. This change hadn’t come when everything started with Conor’s mum. No, it had come later, when Conor started having the nightmare, the real nightmare, not the stupid tree, the nightmare with the screaming and the falling, the nightmare he would never tell another living soul about. When Conor started having that nightmare, that’s when Harry noticed him, like a secret mark had been placed on him that only Harry could see.

It had been the slowest evening imaginable. Cooking frozen lasagne had tired his mum out so badly she fell asleep five minutes into EastEnders. Conor hated the programme but he made sure it recorded for her, then he spread a duvet over her and went and did the dishes. His mum’s mobile had gone off once, not waking her. Conor saw it was Lily’s mum calling and let it go to voicemail. He did his schoolwork at the kitchen table, stopping before he got to Mrs Marl’s Life Writing homework, then he played around on the internet for a while in his room before brushing his teeth and seeing himself to bed.

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