The rest of us just live here [electronic resource]. Patrick Ness.
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- ISBN: 9780062403186 (electronic bk)
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A bold 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.
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Text Difficulty 3
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
4.6 ATOS Level
Electronic reproduction. New York : Quill Tree Books, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 971 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 July #1
*Starred Review* Mikey and his pals are about to graduate high school, right as the indie kidsâ"that group with the cool-geek haircuts and the thrift shop clothes"âstart disappearing. It's not the first time this has happened: over his 18 years, Mikey's watched as the indie kids (they're always the Chosen Ones) battled the undead, defeated vampire suitors, and engaged in other world-saving activities. It's run-of-the-mill stuff at his high school, which has been blown up more than once. But right now, Mikey, perfectly normal, not-superpowered Mikey, has more pressing, if prosaic, things to worry about in the little time he has left before collegeânamely, getting cozy with beautiful Henna, connecting with his sister, dealing with his paralyzing anxiety, and hanging with his best friend, who happens to be a God of Cats. Best-selling Ness has crafted a polished, lifelike world where the mundane moments are just as captivating as the extraordinary. Mikey and his friends are flawed, funny, and deeply human, yet the challenges they faceâmental illness, family trouble, jealousies, etc.âare just as meaningful as the apocalypse-prevention the indie kids get up to. Ness' deadpan sci-fi novel pokes fun at far-fetched futuristic fantasies while emphasizing the important victories of merely living. This memorable, moving, and often hilarious read is sure to be a hit. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: You don't have to have superpowers to recognize Ness' cachet in the YA scene. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
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