Ever wondered what Everyone Else is doing in your favourite YA novels? You know, the ones who aren’t Chosen – the ones that are just trying to pass Herbology at Hogwarts with Harry and his friends causing some sort of stir, or get through Shadowhunter training before all hell breaks lose – again.
The Everyone Else, the Unchosen Ones – that’s who Patrick Ness looks at in his latest novel, ‘The Rest Of Us Just Live Here’ – and we can confirm it’s brilliant.
Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully asks what if you weren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were 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 might just be the God of mountain lions…
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