The Rest of Us Just Live Here
A new YA novel from novelist Patrick Ness, author of the Carnegie Medal- and Kate Greenaway Medal-winning A Monster Calls and the critically acclaimed Chaos Walking trilogy, The Rest of Us Just Live Here is a bold and irreverent novel that powerfully reminds us that there are many different types... show more
A new YA novel from novelist Patrick Ness, author of the Carnegie Medal- and Kate Greenaway Medal-winning A Monster Calls and the critically acclaimed Chaos Walking trilogy, The Rest of Us Just Live Here is a bold and irreverent novel that powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.What if you aren't the Chosen One? The one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?What if you're like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week's end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.
Publish date: 2015-10-06
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Goodreads Read from November 10 to November 14. 3/5 stars This book had been on my TBR shelf for a really long time, and I decided to pick it up last week. It was also my first Patrick Ness book. It was refreshing, something a bit different than what I'm used to reading. Although the idea behind...
Growing up in a small town somewhere in America (schools, family-themed restaurant, lots of cars, a bunch of huge churches, a Wallmart, a couple of multiplexes, so many trees), Mikey and his sister Mel (don't call her Melinda) are just trying to get through their final year of high school, hoping th...
Something is going down in a little rural suburb. The "indie kids" are all over it, saving the world for the umpteenth time in their special snowflaky way; meanwhile, the regular kids are just trying to stay out of the crossfire and muddle through everyday life -- with the added anxiety of hoping th...
I wasn’t sure how this one was going to go, but I ended up really liking it. It’s quite funny, and it has a really enjoyable and diverse cast of characters. I can only judge the representation of anxiety, but at least that part was done really, really well. And if you want a fun meta take on Chosen ...
Mike isn't The Chosen One. He doesn't have to fight the basilisk in The Chamber of Secrets and he doesn't fancy the glowing vampire. He's just a teenager on the side lines, watching for the next thing to come along for the protagonist. Trying to be normal, in other words.There's a paradox I've come ...