The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick NessThe Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Rest Of Us Just Live Here

byPatrick Ness

Hardcover | October 6, 2015

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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.

ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults * Cooperative Children’s Book Center CCBC Choice * Michael Printz Award shortlist * Kirkus Best Book of the Year * VOYA Perfect Ten * NYPL Top Ten Best Books of the Year for Teens * Chicago Public Library Best Teen Books of the Year * Publishers Marketplace Buzz Books * ABC Best Books for Children * Bank Street Best Books List

Patrick Ness is the author of eight novels and a short story collection. He's best known for his books for young adults, including the Chaos Walking trilogy andMore Than This. He won the Carnegie Medal—the highest award for children's books in the UK—twice in a row, forMonsters of MenandA Monster Calls.A Monster Callswas also the first...
Title:The Rest Of Us Just Live HereFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.09 inPublished:October 6, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062403168

ISBN - 13:9780062403162


Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Rest Of Us Just Live Here I didn't get this book. It didn't make much sense to me and when I finished I though, "So... What was the point of that?"
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Patrick Ness Has Done It Again! This book is truly a masterpiece! Truly, Ness is a fantastic writer and I haven't read any of his novels without giving them five stars.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like it! First book I read of Patrick Ness'. I like it more than I anticipated. Would recommend it to people who enjoy witty humor and slice of life type of story with a twist.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! I enjoyed this book. I like Patrick Ness' work a lot, but I don't feel like this is his best (at least compared to some of his other books), so if you didn't like this too much, don't let this book prevent you from picking up one of his other books.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recommended! I feel like I’d been excited about reading The Rest of Us Just Live Here forever! The premise is really intriguing, and I’d heard very good things about the book. I really enjoyed the chapter openings, which told the story of “The Chosen One” and her indie kid friends. It felt like it was kind of tongue in cheek poking fun at those kinds of stories, but at the same time, I wanted to read on and know what happened to the indie kids! The main story, about Mikey and his friends, is quieter than the indie kids’ story, but I liked it a lot. It was full of humanity and heart, with a touch of supernatural mystery, and some humour. I enjoyed Patrick Ness’s writing, and although it’s been a long time since I was a teenager and dealing with the mixed emotions of leaving home and friends going in different directions, a time fraught with fear and excitement and anxiety, I feel like he captured that tangle of emotions really well. I truly enjoyed this book. Recommended! (I received a copy from the publisher, for free, for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.)
Date published: 2016-02-06

Editorial Reviews

“Hilarious! And so, so clever. All the characters are beautifully drawn. This is one smart, warm book, both entertaining and thought-provoking.”