The winner of both the Carnegie Medal and Greenaway Medal in 2012, Patrick Ness's A Monster Calls is an extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with loss. Based on an idea by Siobhan Dowd and completed by Jim Kay's haunting illustrations, this is an unforgettable and gripping read. The monster showed up just after midnight, but it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. This monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it want. Darkly mischievous but also with some black humour, this is an extraordinarily moving novel of coming to terms with loss.