Title: The Rest of us Just Live Here
Author: Patrick Ness
Publish Date/Publisher: September 10, 2015/ Harper Teen
Format: Hardcover – Library
Genre: YA – Contemporary & Fantasy
Awards: Carnegie Medal Nominee (2016), YA Book Prize Nominee (2016)
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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I was interested in reading this after hearing Epic Reads explain this, so I picked this up at the library.
The beginning slightly confused me, but the confusion was cleared up towards the middle. I felt the action did not start until about almost half way in, but it was still really enjoyable.
This book follows a friend group, and said friend group was very diverse. Everyone was their own person, and had different personalities. I loved that we got both sides of the story through the chapter headings, making my understanding of what was going on even better.
This book includes family values, romance, mystery, and thrilling scenes that kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved our narrator, as he was funny, honest, and genuine.
There were great characters, such a great plot, and many times that made me laugh out loud.
Four out of five stars to The Rest of us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness.