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A new YA novel from Patrick Ness, author of the Carnegie Medal– and Kate Greenaway Medal–winning A Monster Calls and the critically acclaimed Chaos Walking trilogy, The Rest of Us Just Live Here is a bold and irreverent novel that powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A highly ambitious novel with an original concept, and the five main characters are all dealing with issues that will resonate with teens…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.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Bestselling Ness has crafted a polished, lifelike world where the mundane moments are just as captivating as the extraordinary…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)

  • “Ness offers a hilarious—and perceptive—commentary on the chosen-one stories that are currently so popular in teen fiction. The diverse cast of characters is multidimensional and memorable, and the depiction of teen sexuality is refreshingly matter-of-fact…Fresh, funny, and full of heart: not to be missed.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “James Fouhey emphasizes the sarcasm and humor of this book’s narrator, Mikey…Increasing mysterious deaths and paranormal activities merit only summaries at chapter beginnings as they’re only background in Mikey’s ‘normal’ life. He’s concerned with his attraction to Henna, his recurring OCD, shielding his brilliant little sister from his alcoholic father, and his mother’s compelling political aspirations. Fouhey’s reading shines a light on evolving friendships and selfhood. He fully develops the personalities of the main characters, focusing on the humanistic aspects of this story rather than the fantastical.”

    AudioFile

  • “Magical, mysterious, and breathtakingly suspenseful…An absolute marvel of imagination, invention, and heart.”

    Michael Cart, author of My Father’s Scar

  • 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

  • “Hilarious! And so, so clever. All the characters are beautifully drawn. This is one smart, warm book, both entertaining and thought provoking.”

    Monica Edinger, author of Africa Is My Home

  • A Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2015 Selection for Teen Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • A 2016 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection
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