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By Patrick Ness

A #1 manhattan Times bestseller

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

At seven mins earlier hour of darkness, 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 because his mom began her remedies. The monster in his yard is varied. it truly is historical. And wild. And it desires whatever from Conor. anything poor and hazardous. It wishes the reality. From the ultimate proposal of award-winning writer Siobhan Dowd-- whose untimely loss of life from melanoma avoided her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly humorous novel of mischief, loss, and monsters either actual and imagined.

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Started the monster. I have been alive as long as this land and you will pay the respect owed to me– Conor got up from the chair and headed back towards the kitchen door. Where do you think you’re going? demanded the monster. Conor whirled round, and his face looked so furious, so pained, that the monster actually stood up straight, its huge, leafy eyebrows raising in surprise. ” Conor spat. ” I know about you, Conor O’Malley, the monster said. “No, you don’t,” Conor said. “If you did, you’d know I don’t have time to listen to stupid, boring stories from some stupid, boring tree that isn’t even real–” Oh?

The prince watched her for a moment, then wrapped a blanket around himself and went to their horse, tied to one of the yew tree’s branches. The prince retrieved something from the saddlebag, then untied the horse, slapping it hard on the hindquarters to send it running off. The prince held up what he’d taken out of the bag. A knife, shining in the moonlight. ” Conor said. The monster closed its hands and the mist descended again as the prince approached the sleeping farmer’s daughter, his knife at the ready.

He shouted. ” The rumours of the queen’s witchery had been circulating long enough and the young prince was so beloved of the people that it took very little for them to see the obvious truth. It took even less time when they saw the great Green Man walking behind him, high as the hills, coming for vengeance. (Conor glanced again at the monster’s massive arms and legs, at its raggedy, toothy mouth, at its overwhelming monstrousness. ) The subjects stormed the queen’s castle with such fury that the stones of its very walls tumbled.

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