The Rest of Us Just Live Here

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Product Details

Price
$11.99  $11.03
Publisher
Quill Tree Books
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.2 X 8.0 X 0.9 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062403179

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About the Author

Patrick Ness is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Chaos Walking trilogy, the prize-winning novel A Monster Calls, and More Than This. He has won numerous awards, including the Carnegie Medal (twice), the Galaxy National Book Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Costa Children's Book Award, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, the Red House Children's Book Award, and the UKLA Book Award. He lives in London.

Reviews

"This clever sendup of traditional fantasy fare doesn't have nearly the body count as Ness's award-winning Chaos Walking trilogy, but it does have all of the heart, and then some."--Shelf Awareness
"In this often-hilarious (and just as often poignant) parody of fantasy stories from Harry's to Buffy's, not everyone is a Chosen One, but "everyone's got something"; everybody matters."--Horn Book Magazine
The Rest of Us Just Live Here is the antidote to all things formulaic: it's meta, playful, wise and true--and clever-as-hell.--emily m. danforth, author of The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Magical, mysterious and breathtakingly suspenseful, The Rest of Us Just Live Here is an absolute marvel of imagination, invention, and heart. I truly couldn't put it down -- proof, once again, that Ness never disappoints.--Michael Cart, author of My Father's Scar
"Hilarious! And so, so clever. All the characters are beautifully drawn. This is one smart, warm book, both entertaining and thought-provoking."--Monica Edinger
"Fresh, funny, and full of heart: not to be missed."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Ness' deadpan sci-fi novel pokes fun at far-fetched futuristic fantasies while emphasizing the important victories of merely living. This memorable, moving, and often hilarious read is sure to be a hit."--Booklist (starred review)
"Fans of madcap humor and satire and those seeking more thought-provoking alternatives to the usual fare will appreciate this unique and clever take on a familiar trope."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"Clever and laugh-out-loud funny, the supernatural side notes add tension and humor to the story. This is highly recommended for libraries serving young adults."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (starred review)
"The result is a cleverly metafictive, occasionally humorous, occasionally poignant love letter to the kids most likely to get sorted into Hufflepuff or who might occasionally date one of the Scooby gang, but whose real heroism lies in living their daily lives bravely and compassionately."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)