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.
The main character is Conor who to me is such a weird character if I think about it, what he goes through is so hard and I wouldn't want that to fall on me at all. He is brave, emotional and a little silly at times.
The monster is a little scary but yet very kind and helpful to Conor. He tells the tales and makes Conor know what he has to do.
My overall opinions on this book is that its captivating, amazing, emotional and powerful :D Please give this book a try :D