Tuesday, 18 August 2015
Mini Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
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.
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.