The North Shadows
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.
Posted on: 01 Mar 2016
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