A Monster Calls Character Descriptions

Patrick Ness
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Conor O'Malley

This character is a 13-year-old boy whose mother is dying of cancer and who is feeling very isolated and alone.

The Monster

This character takes the shape of a yew tree, considers himself to be as old as the earth itself, and comes to help a boy deal with the guilt caused by his mother’s impending death.

Conor's Mum

This character is a single mother who is dying from cancer.

Liam O'Malley

This character leaves a son behind when he moves to America with his new wife and child.

Conor's Grandma

This person cares for who daughter who has cancer, and even though they do not get along, agrees to take in her grandson when her daughter dies.


This character is friends with a boy whose mother has cancer, and they have been friends forever until she tells others about his mother’s illness.


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