The Rest of Us Just Live Here

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Paperback | September 27, 2016

byPatrick Ness

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ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults * Cooperative Children’s Book Center CCBC Choice * Michael Printz Award shortlist * Six starred reviews * 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

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.

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ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults * Cooperative Children’s Book Center CCBC Choice * Michael Printz Award shortlist * Six starred reviews * 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 B...

Patrick Ness is the author of eight novels and a short story collection. His young adult novels include the Chaos Walking trilogy, More Than This, and Monsters of Men, which won the Carnegie Medal. A Monster Calls won the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration and the Carnegie Medal. He taught creative writing at Oxford University and i...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:September 27, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062403176

ISBN - 13:9780062403179

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool Concept This is my first Patrick Ness book, and I really enjoyed it! My favourite thing about it was the description of the "Indie Kids" plot line at the beginning of each chapter, and the fact that everyone is well aware that odd things happen to those kids in town, but that everyone else has to live their normal lives with their own struggles along the way. Ness explores a diverse set of characters that each bring something new to the table, even if it seems a bit "crazy".
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable. Doesn't live up to the other works I've read by him, but it was still fun. I was tickled by the premise and I wanted it to be a little more exciting but unfortunately, it ended up being a little bland. I really liked the little winks to Buffy and the other pop culture references but the characters weren't memorable enough to carry the story.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Patrick Ness! My favourite Patrick Ness book by far, it just felt like my perfect genre; contemporary but with a fantastical element that didn't overtake the character-driven nature of the narrative. I'm obsessed with this.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from <3 Love Patrick Ness, love all his other books, this one was no different. (I loved it)
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Neat concept I thought the concept of this book was clever! How the other kids live their lives when the special kids are saving their school/town/LIFE in general. Easy read if you're looking for a Patrick Ness fix in between novels.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting I enjoyed the book, but I don't feel like it's Patrick Ness' best work. I do think it has an interesting concept, and I enjoyed the whole subplot at the beginning of each chapter with the "indie kids"; it's just that I've seen better from this author. I'm not saying I hate the book, I just wouldn't sell my soul to Patrick Ness over it because he's done better.
Date published: 2016-11-05

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