Study Guide

A Monster Calls Characters

By Patrick Ness

Conor O'Malley

Okay, to be fair, in some ways, Conor's totally typical for a junior-high boy: he's sarcastic, he...

The Monster

This is a monster that wants to help humans, even if it sometimes does so in a really weird way....

Mum

Okay, we'll use the British word here and call her Mum, since that's what Conor calls her. She's...

Dad

Conor's father moved to America with his new wife six years before A Monster Calls takes place....

Grandma

Meet Conor's mothers' mother, who comes to stay with them when Conor's mom gets really sick....

Minor Characters

Okay, so he's never actually called the pit monster, but he lives in a pit and we have to...