A Monster Calls Discussion Guide

A Monster Calls Discussion Guide
Use these discussion questions with your students or book group. A Monster Calls is an incredibly moving story about coming to terms with loss. The novel by Patrick Ness was inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd, who passed away from cancer before she was able to write the story.

Grade Levels: 7 - 12

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A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness

At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting since his mother started her treatments. It's ancient. And wild. And it wants something terrible and dangerous – the truth.
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