The Rest of Us Just Live Here
By Patrick Ness
Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.Tweet
"It explains how you don't have to be a YA hero to be a cool dude"
- Quote from young person from Poole Libraries
I love Patrick Ness's books. I love his characters, most particularly the emotional depth and the author's refusal to write the "easy option". He never goes for the simplistic black and white portrayal but creates real people undergoing real thoughts, decisions, issues, concerns and difficulties. I'm not going to rehash the blurb, but I've never been disappointed yet in a Ness book; he doesn't hesitate to explore different worlds (whether the dystopian, the fantastical or the whimsical and magical world of the chapter heading excerpts of this book) and he never fails to captivate.
This book was so imaginative and exiting that I couldn't put it down! It's got everything - zombies, vampires, romance, wit, and it made me cry. A perfect book for girls and boys, I will be reading more of him.