The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness Review

The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Publisher: HarperTeen – Released October 6, 2015

Pages: 336

Patrick ness 4Summary: 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 worshiped by mountain lions.

My Rating:Full StarFull StarFull StarFull Star

***SPOILERS AHEAD***

My Thoughts: What made this book entertaining was how it played against the whole idea of the “Chosen One” and centered around those on the sidelines. Patrick Ness does a great job with characters. He makes them complex and interesting.

With this book centering around those who aren’t the “Chosen One”, we really get to see how supernatural events affect them and how they try their best to adjust to what is going on while still just trying to live their life.

While I did really enjoy this book, I felt the pacing was slow at times and took me out of the story every now and again. I also found it difficult to get a grasp on the powers that the “indie kids” had and just wish their was a little more explanation in terms of world building and how these powers came about.

Overall,  it was a fun read, one I recommend if you don’t want to read the typical “Chosen One” story,  and want a unique story.  Also if you want a story with diverse and complex characters I think you would really enjoy this book.

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