The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Synopsis: "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.
Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable."
Review: Let me be COMPLETELY honest and say I picked this book up from the store without any idea of what this book was about and only having heard/seen the title a couple of times. Again, I have to be honest when I say the first ~40-50 pages were incredibly hard for me to read due to the fact I was completely lost... Anyone in the room while I was reading this literally heard me say every five seconds, "WHAT IS HAPPENING I'M SO CONFUSED!" in turn they'd just tell me to stop reading, BUT I braved through it and I actually grew to really enjoy this book! It took me a lot of motivation to start this book after putting it down somewhere in the middle, but after talking to Nicole from fiction-freak.com and her telling me that the cover was GLOW IN THE DARK (I KNOW RIGHT WOAHHH) I restarted it. (yay way not to judge a book by its cover stephanie...) Though not my favorite book by far, in this book the characters were incredibly depicting of average people and how (I think) many people feel especially in our society where almost everyone else seems rich and famous... except for you.
I absolutely LOVED how each start of a chapter had an interlude with what the "popular" kids were doing. Though I didn't feel like the plot was EXTRAORDINARY I did love the ending with how Patrick Ness weaved the lives of the indie kids and the normals kids. I also enjoyed the exaggeration of how popular kids get to do everything, in this book meaning that they are the ones that get to turn into vampires and do all the crazy heroic stuff others books always seem to have stories on. The characters were well developed with their crazy back stories and every plot point had a purpose, and so overall I would say this was a well written book. Though this book obviously was not a nonfiction book, it was incredibly realistic in the social sense of things and after reading this book I would have to say that is what I enjoyed the most out of all of it.
Cover: ★★★★★ (UM GLOW IN THE DARK SORRY BUT THAT'S JUST FREAKIN' AMAZING)
Favorite Quote: "Sometimes you have to find the extraordinary in the ordinary"
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