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Friends' School
Saffron Walden, Essex
Group status: We're all reading the books! Actually, some people love them so much that they forget to hand them in...

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Hannah Jorgensen and Ione Thrower

Newport Free Grammar School
Saffron Walden,
Saffron Walden County High School
Walden Bookworms
What makes you want to read a book?

The cover
11% (4 votes)

The blurb
42% (16 votes)

Recommendation from friend
11% (4 votes)

Book review
5% (2 votes)

First chapter
16% (6 votes)

Good Author
3% (1 vote)

Good Illustrator
11% (4 votes)

3% (1 vote)

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