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A Monster Calls Chapter 13 Summary
Conor and his dad have just been to the hospital, where his mom isn't doing so hot. Now they're in a restaurant, shooting the breeze.
Dad wants Conor to come stay with him for Christmas break, but Conor, still deliberately clueless, asks, "What about Mum?"
Avoiding the question altogether, pops says Grandma thinks a trip to America would be good for Conor, too.
Changing the subject, Conor tells his dad about the tree, and that it hasn't come to Grandma's house yet, even though he's been waiting for it.
Dad, of course, thinks Conor's gone a little bonkers, and tells his kid to cut it out.
So Conor changes the subject yet again: he doesn't want to live with Grandma. Can he come live in America instead?
Eesh. This conversation becomes a major bummer right quick. His dad has lots of excuses: their house is small, they have a baby, etc. It's really best that Conor stays with his gram.
Best for whom? Conor wants to know.
The waitress brings their pizzas. Dad has ordered an Americano.
Conor says that if the pizza could talk, it would sound like his dad.
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