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Teen Book Club: A Monster Calls

  • Centre for Stories 100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge, WA, 6003 Australia (map)

On the last Friday of every month, join NADIA L KING author of Jenna's Truth for snacks and chats, the perfect way to kickstart the weekend.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness is 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.

If you’re keen to come along, order and purchase the text as soon as possible. Centre for Stories' preferred bookstore is Boffins. We value our local book sellers and think they are an important part of the literary community. Boffins may not stock all of the books in our book club or the authors from our events, but you can order books through them and they will tend to your needs in a timely fashion. Please visit them here. Mention our name for 10% off!

This event is free! Please use the form below to confirm your attendance.

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Earlier Event: August 22
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Later Event: August 29
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