A Monster Calls

Author: Ness, Patrick. Illus. by Jim Kay. Publisher: Candlewick Press


The monster comes for Conor just after midnight, again and again. That is, until he’s ready to share how he feels about his mom’s cancer.




Awards Won

Title Year
Best Fiction for Young Adults

The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The list comprises a wide range of genres and styles, including contemporary realistic fiction, fantasy, horror, science fiction and novels in verse.

2012 - Selection(s)