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We're a group of Year 9 and 10 students who want a reading challenge

Mr Halpin

What's the most important thing in a great book?

That it's really gripping and un-put-down-able
That the characters are believable and '3D'
That it teaches you more about yourself or the world
That the writing itself is beautifully crafted
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju