A non-illustrated edition of Patrick Ness's Carnegie Medal winner -- featuring an atmospheric cover by Jim Kay with an announcement for the film adaptation.

The monster in Conor's backyard is not the one he's been expecting -- the one from the nightmare he's had every night since his mother started her treatments. This monster is ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. 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. The multi-award-winning story is a major motion picture starring Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, and Sigourney Weaver.

ISBN: 9781406339345
Publication Date: 01-Feb-2012
Publisher: Walker Books, Limited