Saphira (saphirablue) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Book 41

Title: The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Author: Patrick Ness
Pages: 317
Summary: 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.

My thoughts:

This book. These characters.

I really liked these characters. Every one of them. I like the friendship between them. I like their love (platonic, romantically, sibling, friendship) between them. I love their support of and for each other. I love that they are not perfect, that they have to deal with their own thing and that that sometimes hurts so/too much. I love them.

The story has been interesting and I love how we got some short sentences what is happening for the indie-kids and then we got these wonderful chapters about Mikey, Mel, Jared and Henna.

I don't know why Patrick Ness manages to get so deep under my skin. This is only the second book by him that I've read, but he's probably going to be one of my very favourite authors in the long run. "A Monster Calls" made me cry a lot and helped me in some ways. "The Rest of Us Just Live Here" almost made me cry (only reason I didn't was, because I've been on the tram on my way to work) and got very deep under my skin during a few scenes. And, I just love the way he writes - the words just flow and it's very hard to stop reading when I've started.
Tags: glbt, mental health, young adult

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