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Ashford, Kent

Patrick Ness - The Rest of us Just Live Here: Review
'The Rest of us Just Live Here' by Patrick Ness is an emotionally gripping novel featuring a charmingly unreliable narrator, recounting a myriad of high-school tales involving his seemingly-normal wallflower friends. The novel takes a semi-supernatural stance, at times blurring the lines of reality and the fantastical. Ness wonderfully captures the perception of a teenager suffering from mental health disorders, more specifically, anxiety and OCD of the brain. Follow Mike as he stumbles through high-school life alongside his equally damaged companion, unrequited lover and outspoken anorexic sister. The novel is one which provides a fantastic ending moral and is a perfect read for young adults. -Jess
Posted on: 01 Mar 2016



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