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The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
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really liked it

This is my second book this month that involves two stories in one, and both books were by two of my favorite YA authors. In this one, however, the secondary story happens mostly in the background, unlike Scott Westerfeld's Afterworlds, in which the chapters alternate between two very different stories.

The writing was, as usual for Ness, excellent: quirky, well-developed characters, settings with just the right amount of detail to make them come alive, and a compelling narrative voice. Somehow, though, the book just didn't grab me by the throat and shake me until my teeth rattled, which is something I've come to expect from Ness. Instead, it was more of a slow, simmering process. Well worth reading, though.
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Reading Progress

April 7, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
April 7, 2015 – Shelved
April 15, 2016 – Started Reading
April 17, 2016 – Finished Reading

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