The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Paperback, 336 pages
Published: October 06, 2015 (First Published: August 27, 2015)
Publisher: Patrick Ness
Ratings: 3 Prints
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…
For someone like me who just started to read a book by Patrick Ness, I am a bit confused. Some might know Patrick Ness’s style of writing, but I don’t. As I kept on reading, I realized how good the book is. Though not as The Selection good or Percy Jackson good, but a The Rest of Us Just Live Here good.
You know some of the YA fictions are fantasy with demigods fighting with swords, wizards fighting with wands, vampire sucking bloods, and any YA book you can think of. In this book, they are called the “Indie Kids” and in this world, four teenagers did not want to be like the indie kids. They want to be ordinary, graduate school, go to prom, fall in love, and not kill the undead and hunt ghosts. Why? Because they are not the Chosen Ones.
The Rest of Us Just Live Here is a story about life with a hint of fantasy. Patrick Ness showed how Mikey and his friends overcome ordinary hardships of life. People with anxiety might relate to Mikey and his sister, Mel, for they have problems about their family. Mikey felt less likely wanted in his group of friends which leads to over thinking, he even mentioned something in the book about his mental health.
Date I started and ended: April 9, 2017 – April 13, 2017
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