The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

the rest of us just live here

Review by: Ivy

 

An insightful and hilarious exploration of the ‘destined hero’ genre told through the perspective of those considered less important. Supernatural, super original, and super fun, The Rest of Us kept me entertained the entire time. I’m not hankering for a sequel, but that’s only because this book was just That Good. Perfect for fantasy, contemporary, or sci-fi readers, The Rest of Us appeals to anyone who enjoys a different kind of YA novel.

For Fans Of: The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle, Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, Fat Vampire by Adam Rex

Favorite Quotes:

  • “Feelings don’t try to kill you, even the painful ones. Anxiety is a feeling grown too large. A feeling grown aggressive and dangerous. You’re responsible for its consequences, you’re responsible for treating it. But…you’re not responsible for causing it. You’re not morally at fault for it.”
  • “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.”
  • “I feel like I’m way down this deep, deep hole and I’m looking up and all there is is this little dot of light and I have to shout at the top of my lungs for anyone to hear me and even when I do, I say the wrong thing or they don’t really listen or they’re just humouring me.”

 

PATRICK NESS WILL BE AT THE TEXAS TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 6 AT ST. EDWARD’S UNIVERSITY!