Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Mini Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Title: The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Author: Patrick Ness
Author Info: Website|Tumblr|Twitter
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Contemporary
Source: Publisher
Publisher: Walker Books
Publication Date: 27th August 2015
Rating: 2 stars

Tell Me About It
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 worshiped by mountain lions.

Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.
My Thoughts
I first heard about The Rest of Us Just Live Here at a blogger event, and we watched a small video of the author reading an excerpt, from that point onwards I knew The Rest of Us Just Live Here was a book I HAD to read. When it arrived through my door I made quick work of picking this up and making a start on it.

I have heard so many amazing things about the author, Patrick Ness, from friends and fellow bloggers, so I had enormously high expectations going into The Rest of Us Just Live Here. However when I began reading it was clear that this was going to be a struggle for me.

I think the idea behind the story of The Rest of Us Just Live Here is unique and original, and I liked where it was going. I liked how the teenagers had their own issues to deal with, whether it be an eating disorder, OCD, or being gay, but I found it hard to really relate to the characters and really get into the plot.

For me The Rest of Us Just Live Here didn't grip me like I thought it would, and while I did finish the book, I can't really recall that much about it. To me The Rest of Us Just Live Here was an OK read, and I do feel let down slightly, especially after all the hype.

Final Verdict
While The Rest of Us Just Live Here wasn't really for me, but I am still interested in trying more of Patrick's books to see if there is anything that I would like.

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