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A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls Chapter 32 Summary

The Truth

  • In the hospital room, Conor's mother is unconscious and barely breathing. 
  • Grandma takes his mom's hand and tells her that she and Conor are there.
  • His mom wakes up long enough to reach for Conor's hand.
  • The monster appears behind him and tells him this part—in which Conor is holding her hand and not letting go—is the end of the fourth tale.
  • Conor asks what he's supposed to do, and the monster says to tell her the truth.
  • He tells her he doesn't want her to go.
  • Her last words to him are, "I know."
  • It's 11:46. He knows that at 12:07, she'll go.

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