- Inbunden (Hardback)
- Antal sidor
- Short-listed for "The Bookseller" YA Book Prize 2016; Short-listed for Carnegie Medal 2016
- Walker Books Ltd
- 220 x 141 x 33 mm
- 488 g
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The Rest of Us Just Live Here
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What if you weren't the Chosen One? The one supposed to fight the Zombies or the soul eating ghosts? What if you have problems bigger than the end of the world, and just want to graduate and go to prom? This is a novel about ordinary kids, their hopes, dreams and relationships, while the indies kids run around saving humanity in the background. Ness is a writer who always surprises and this won't disappoint. I greatly enjoyed the subversion of YA tropes - the chapter descriptions are a particular delight - but the warmth of the relationships stood out for me: siblings, friends and lovers. Smart, funny and original. Don't miss it. Fiona Noble The Bookseller -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller * This book is so excellent. So beautiful. So honest and so painful ... Ultimately, The Rest of Us is a story of the hope, fear, anxiety and uncertainty that comes with the end of childhood and the trepidation that comes with stepping into the life of adulthood. It condenses the pressures that young people feel at this stage of their life - both from the outside and from the inside, and weaves this sense of melancholy into the very bones of the words it uses. It also portrays mental illness in a blunt, honest and painful way that helps to break up stigmas and stereotypes. OCD is not liking your books in alphabetical order - it's a dangerous and debilitating disease. In this way, as well others, Ness has created a diversity in his characters that so many books still beg for, and certainly that the community is crying out for. -- Shinra Alpha * Shinra Alpha * I thoroughly enjoyed The Rest of Us Just Live Here as it truly tapped into the minds of all these individual voices and showed us how it can feel to be lost amongst people. -- SisterSpooky * SisterSpooky * This is Ness at his best. -- Marilyn Brocclehurst * The Bookseller * A new Patrick Ness novel is always an event and this smart, funny book is a highlight of the year for me. -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller * This is a brave, refreshing multi-layered novel from an award-winning author. -- Carousel * Carousel * If you're getting tired of the romantic tropes and general Chosen One vibes coming from YA books, then you'll love The Rest of Us Just Live Here. It provides a great tongue-in-cheek commentary to many popular series, but in a way that even fans like me can appreciate and enjoy. The cast is well-written and diverse. Not everything is tied up at the end, but in life it never is. I'd normally recommend a book 'for fans of', but I can't think of another book quite like this - I'm going to be throwing it at any and every person I come across who expresses a vague interest in reading. And all the others, too. I'm just going to recommend it to everyone, okay? It was an ambitious idea, but it was funny and angsty and heartwarming and I absolutely loved it. * The Guardian Online * The characters of Mikey and his friends are so well drawn that we are fundamentally not that interested in the otherworldly goings-on of the Indie kids, but that, of course, is the point of the story [...] This is a thoroughly satisfying read, and is highly recommended. -- Amanda Bell * Inis * Funny, smart, perceptive and original, this is a book about the extraordinary in the every day, and why all of our lives matter. * The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide * Fantastically witty, poignant, painful and very witty. * Bath Magazine * Daring, beautifully written, full of ideas that will bring the reader up short, The Rest of Us Just Live Here is a dystopian adventure that mocks dystopian adventures while acknowledging the genre's power to reveal truths, particularly about teenage lives [...] Original, funny, true, it can only be Patrick Ness. -- Andrea Reece * Love Reading 4 Kids * Once the book had finished I just felt myself gasping for more of Ness's writing [...] as soon as you get your hands on it, I urge you to read this book. Try it, and you might just find one of the best books of the year. -- Young Rev
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Patrick Ness is the award-winning and best-selling author of the Chaos Walking trilogy, A Monster Calls and More Than This. John Green has described him as "an insanely beautiful writer". He has won every major prize in children's fiction, including the Carnegie Medal twice. He's written the film of A Monster Calls and the first Chaos Walking film is slated for release in 2020. He lives in Los Angeles, USA.