Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Author: Patrick Ness

Genre: Young Adult Ages 12+

Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr

Branch: Leixlip Library

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….

This is such an amazing book. You always hear about the hero and how they struggle to save the world from immedient doom, so it’s nice to from the background guys. It also helps that it is a wonderfully written book. Patrick Ness is an amazing writer and I loved reading his work. You really want to know what happens next. I also love how the hero’s story is at the start of every chapter and he comes into the story at various points as well. I loved reading every second of it and I hope that you do too.

Available to borrow on Bolinda Borrowbox as an ebook . Prefer a physical copy ? Feel free to request online from your local library here or make an appointment to visit your library here.


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