“You do not write your life with words…You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.”
Patrick Ness bio-(born 17 October 1971) is a British-American author, journalist, lecturer and screenwriter. Born in the United States, Ness moved to London and holds dual citizenship. He is best known for his books for young adults, including the Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls
Ness won the annual Carnegie Medal from the British librarians both in 2011 and in 2012, for Monsters of Men and A Monster Calls, recognizing each as the best new book for children or adults published in the UK. He is one of seven writers to win two Medals (no one has won three) and the second to win consecutively.
He wrote the screenplay of the 2016 film adaptation of A Monster Calls.
I’ve never read this book but I saw the movie and I must say it was the most touching movie I have ever seen and it was so captivating that I couldn’t even get up to go to the bathroom as I didn’t want to miss a second. I been meaning to get the book and can only imagine it is 100 times better than the movie.
Patrick Ness’s #1 New York Times bestseller and Carnegie Medal–winning masterwork is poised to attract a discerning crossover audience.
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. 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.