Today's post is on The Rest of Is Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. It is 343 pages long and published by Walker Books. The cover is dark blue with different character in a lighter blue. The intended reader is young adult and has geeky humor. There is some mild foul language, mild sexuality, and no violence in this book. The story is told from the first person close of the main character, Mike. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the dust jacket- 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 worshiped by mountain lions...
Review- This was a really fun book about the normal kids who live in the universe of Buffy and the like. They are not the chosen ones or even their friends. They are just the kids in the background just trying to not get killed by whatever end-of-the-world is happening this week. Mike is trying to not melt down from his OCD as his family tries to do life too. With his unrequited love for his best friend, his other best friend maybe getting a boyfriend, and all the disasters around him, he still gets things done.The best part of the book was the beginning of the chapters had what was going on with the special kids. The blurbs are not very long but they made me laugh and remember the days of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and her like. Ness does talk about some serious subjects and they are bearable because of the chosen stuff in the background. A fun book.
I give this book a Four out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I borrowed this book from my local library.