http://bit.ly/AMonsterCallsA Monster Callsby Patrick Ness and illustrated by Jim KayInspired by an idea from Siobhan DowdAt seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isnât the monster Conorâs been expecting-- heâs been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare heâs had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. Itâs ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.