Friday, November 6, 2015

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by: Patrick Ness

The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by: Patrick Ness

Edition: U.S. Hardback
Pages: 352
Published: August 27th, 2015
Publisher: Walker Books

Purchase: Amazon | BookDepository

Goodreads Synopsis: 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.

Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.

My Thoughts:
I've been so behind on the Patrick Ness bandwagon that it isn't funny and after finishing The Rest of Us Just Live Here, have decided to read his other books because his storytelling is pretty awesome!!

I went into this book completely blind and let me tell you, this is by far the weirdest book I have read thus far. This book follows a group of kids (the normal ones!) in their last year of high school and also another group of kids, the Indie kids (which are the weird ones) which for some odd reason bad things Always happens to them.  That's about all I can say without spoiling anything...I want you to be able to experience the weirdness for yourself!

Honestly, I ended up liking this book way better than I initially thought I would.  Although, Patrick Ness adds some interesting twists to the main story line, I love how the characters seem so real and go through real life situations (at least the "normal" characters).  In most YA novels I notice that the characters seem to overcome all the issues they face throughout the book, whereas the characters in The Rest of Us Just Live Here, don't necessarily overcome their issues but just deal with the issues at hand, and that's what I enjoyed most!

This is definitely one of the most clever books that I have read this year, and recommend it to anyone! Next up on my list from this author, is the Chaos Walking Trilogy.

Final Verdict:
4.5 Stars