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The rest of us just live here /

by Ness, Patrick [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.Edition: First U.S. edition.Description: 317 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780062403162; 0062403168; 9780062435026; 0062435027.Subject(s): High schools -- Juvenile fiction | Teenagers -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction | Exceptional teenagers -- Juvenile fiction | Washington (State) -- Juvenile fiction | High schools -- Fiction | Teenagers -- Conduct of life -- Fiction | Dystopias -- Fiction | Washington (State) -- Fiction | Dystopias | High schools | Teenagers -- Conduct of life | Washington (State) | Young adult fiction | Science fiction | Humorous fiction | Paranormal fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Humorous fiction | Juvenile worksSummary: 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.
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<p>A new YA novel from novelist 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.</p> <p>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?</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.</p>

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.

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Nesss latest offering is a fantasy noveland simultaneously a fantasy-novel send-upwhose true focus is on its cast of innocent bystanders. Mikeys 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 over the world. Brief chapter openings encapsulate these details, but the rest of each chapter tells whats happening to ordinary Mikey. He and his siblings and friends sometimes cross paths with the hero indie-kids but rarely take part in their adventures, which the main characters brush off as just another one of their crazy sagas. The novels tone, with its ripped-from-current-YA-fantasy indie-kid names (two Finns; a heroine named Satchel; lots of Dylans), encourages readers to view the Immortal invasion the same way. The narratives real weight is attached to the mostly realistic events surrounding Mikey: the loops that his OCD traps him in; his sister Mels severe eating disorder; the outside attention on the family because of his politician mom; a love quadrangle involving longtime friends and fluid sexualities. In this often-hilarious (and just as often poignant) parody of fantasy stories from Harrys to Buffys, not everyone is a Chosen One, but everyones got something; everybody matters. shoshana flax (c) Copyright 2015. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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