A monster calls

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A monster calls

So recently I was involved in a school Carnegie book award blogging scheme and one of the nominated books was 'A monster calls' by Patric Ness. Not only did it win the Carnegie award but it also won the Kate Greenaway award, something (if im correct) has never happened before.
I REALLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU READ THIS BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL BOOK.
So here is the blurb:
An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor.

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 - he's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It's 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.

I just adored it. Also it contains dark, beautiful, amazing, brilliant illustrations. Each page is like a piece of artwork.
ITS SO PERFECT, JUST READ IT. READ IT. PLEASE. Please?