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A Monster Calls Chapter 19

By Patrick Ness

Chapter 19

Yew Trees

  • At the hospital that afternoon, Dad and Grandma make themselves scarce while Conor goes in to see his mom.
  • She's got to tell him the obvious thing: the new treatment isn't working.
  • But she wants to tell him something else, too: the drug they've tried, the last-ditch effort, is made of yew trees.
  • Conor asks if it's going to save her, even though they both know it's already failing.
  • His mom says she hopes so.