Six starred reviews Abold and irreverent YA novel that powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable, The Rest of Just Live Here is from novelist Patrick Ness, author of the Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal winning A Monster Calls and the critically acclaimed Chaos Walking trilogy.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 Childrens Book Center CCBC Choice Michael Printz Award shortlist Kirkus Best Book of the Year VOYA Perfect Ten NYPL Top TenBest 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...
|Title||:||The Rest of Us Just Live Here|
|Number of Pages||:||266 Pages|
|File Size||:||766 KB|
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The Rest of Us Just Live Here Reviews
So much of YA is the dramatic story about murder and tragedy among the popular kids. Vampires and werewolves and magic trolls in dungeons. This isn’t that story. This is something else, running parallel. This is the story of Emily the Background Slytherin and her friends (OMG KEVIN RUN). Those kids in the background who might actually do the assignments for graduation, whose lives go on no matter what might roam the halls or blow up the school.
If we actually lived in a world with superheroes – you know, the Chosen Ones who fight monsters and evil while blowing things up and saving mankind -- we’d probably get bored eventually and ignore them. After all, we still have to go to work every day and pay the bills. That’s pretty much how it is for 17-year old Mikey and his sister Mel, and their bfs Henna and Jared. They just want to plow through the last month of high school and graduate except they are helplessly caught up in their teen soap opera. Mikey is OCD and pines for Henna’s affection but she has a crush on the suspicious new guy. (Who changes schools a month before graduation?) Mel is a late bloomer recovering from bulimia. Both Mikey and Mel are recovering from their overbearing politician-for-a-mother and alcoholic father. And then there’s everybody’s bf Jared. He’s hiding something big that involves cats and mountain lions.
I love this book. I love the diversity and I like how it's brought up. I love the main character dealing with his issues and I love how this book is about mostly normal people in a fantasy world and getting a glimpse and minimal intertwining with The Chosen Ones.