The Rest of Us Just Live Here

By NESS, Patrick

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ISBN
9780062403162
Publisher
HarperCollins HarperTeen


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on September 1, 2015  |  Young Adult

Gr 9 Up—In this highly satiric exploration of the "chosen one" genre, an incredibly normal group of friends are approaching the end of high school and their parting of ways. Mikey is just trying to get through the year and hopefully ask his longtime crush to the prom. Similarly, each person in Mikey's close-knit circle of friends is battling a myriad of highly relatable issues: jealousy, various insecurities, and dysfunctional family relationships. The beginning of each chapter also contains an update in the concurrent story li...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on October 1, 2015

Ness’s latest offering is a fantasy novel—and simultaneously a fantasy-novel send-up—whose true focus is on its cast of innocent bystanders. Mikey’s town is “just like your town,” except that every once in a while impossible things (the undead, vampires, soul-eating ghosts) invade it and are driven out by the heroic “indie kids with unusual names and capital-D Destinies.” This time, the invaders are Immortals with a mission to select someone as a permanent Vessel for their Empress in preparation for taking o...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Mikey's town is "just like your town," except that every once in a while impossible things (the undead, vampires, soul-eatin...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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