11.4.16 {BOOKflix Friday} A Monster Calls

Today is

Few things can draw a reader to a new book like a book trailer can.

Get the popcorn ready.




Here is the book blurb from Ness’s site, http://www.patrickness.com/books.html.

A Monster Calls

The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do.

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, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

The monster in his back garden, though, this monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.

Here is a great recording of Ness reading from the first chapter of the book, followed by an interview with some background (it will pop up in a new window):

You can get all kinds of cool information about the book, including author’s notes and interviews here:Candlewick Press

How good is it? I is a record-breaker:

A Monster Calls (Walker) achieved a remarkable first on Thursday when author Patrick Ness was awarded the CILIP Carnegie Medal and illustrator Jim Kay scooped up the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. No book has ever won both prizes since the Greenaway was first awarded in 1956 (the Carnegie preceded it, in 1936).


IN FACT—It is so good that they made a movie out of it. (SEE? Most movies start as books.) It appears that it will be in theaters January 6, 2017. Shall we go?

2 thoughts on “11.4.16 {BOOKflix Friday} A Monster Calls

  1. Hi Mr. E,
    I just finished reading I Am The Messenger, by Markus Zusak. It is a young adult novel, but even this old guy loves this genre. These books can present complex themes in an understandable and relatable story. (Is relatable a word?) Uncle Al

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