“We share out craziness.”
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
What if you aren’t the Chosen One?
The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?
What if you’re 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 is worshipped by mountain lions.
This book kept me hooked from the very beginning until the end. There really is nothing to complain about, I loved the way that two stories were told in one book, one through chapter titles and one through the actual story. As a re-read I obviously new what was going to happen throughout the book, nevertheless this read did not fail to hook me.
The main character, Mickey, or Mick as he’s known by most other characters is a teenage boy struggling with OCD, who is due to go to college in a few weeks, but for once he doesn’t really want to get involved with all of the crazy happenings around him. The bonds between him and his friends and family was clear throughout his interactions with them and was something that I think is sometimes hard to portray in writing.
Obviously there wasn’t that much ‘action’ throughout this as the whole point of this book is not have any but that didn’t take away from the main plot at all in my opinion.
This book was the book that first got me into Patrick Ness’ writing and I seriously do not regret it.