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THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE by Patrick Ness
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Fresh, funny, and full of heart: not to be missed. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
It's not easy being normal when the Chosen One goes to your high school. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS OF MEN by Patrick Ness
FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"This is a case where half as long might have been twice as good. (map) (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
The momentum of Ness's breakneck science-fiction trilogy slows noticeably in this voluminous conclusion that is told in three voices: Todd's, Viola's and native Spackle 1017's. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN THIS by Patrick Ness
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"In characteristic style, the author of the Chaos Walking trilogy delves into the stuff of nightmares for an existential exploration of the human psyche. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Seth, not yet 17, walks into the Pacific Ocean and ends his life. Or does he? Read full book review >

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THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO by Patrick Ness
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Attempting to address adolescent angst, information overload and war, Ness ends up delivering merely noise. (Science fiction. YA)"
Todd Hewitt has never known quiet. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Newbies will need the first volume to understand this one, and fans are given only a momentary respite as the author continues his tradition of cliffhanger endings. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Ness delivers a leaner, meaner narrative in the highly anticipated sequel to The Knife of Never Letting Go (2008). Read full book review >

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RELEASE by Patrick Ness
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Literary, illuminating, and stunningly told. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An extraordinary, ordinary day in the life of Adam Thorn. Read full book review >

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THE CRANE WIFE by Patrick Ness
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2014

"A magical realist meditation on how to love and be possessed by love."
Award-winning YA author Ness (More than This, 2013, etc.) moves to literary fiction with a tale that unfolds after an arrow-pierced crane lands in a London garden. Read full book review >

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A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A poignant tribute to the life and talent of Siobhan Dowd and an astonishing exploration of fear. (Fiction. 11-14)"
From a premise left by author Siobhan Dowd before her untimely death, Ness has crafted a nuanced tale that draws on elements of classic horror stories to delve into the terrifying terrain of loss. Read full book review >

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WE CAN'T ALL BE BUFFY, BUT WE CAN STILL SLAY OUR DEMONS
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Cover Story: Montell Jordan
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: 2 Legit 2 Quit
Bonus Factors: YA Clichés, Non–After School Special
Relationship Status: Extraordinary

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

This cover is a mothercussing masterpiece. Josh Cochran's illustrations are playful ...


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YOU CAN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS
by Mandy Curtis

 

 

BOOK REPORT for More Than This by Patrick Ness

Cover Story: Holodeck Adventure

BFF Charm: Let Me Love You

Swoonworthy Scale: 2

Talky Talk: Runner’s High

Bonus Factor: Surprises

Relationship Status: Repopulate The Planet

Cover Story: Holodeck Adventure

Let’s queue ourselves up an adventure on the high seas, a trip to the wild ol’ west or make ourselves ...


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PATRICK NESS
by Gordon West

So there’s this kid named Adam. He has evangelical parents, an ex-boyfriend he’s in love with, and a current boyfriend with whom he’s not. Or is it vice-versa? Then there’s the ghost of a dead girl in-between chapters. She’s got an awesome name, a crummy past, and she’s being trailed by a giant faun. Oh—and there’s some Mrs. Dalloway undertones ...


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A GREAT YEAR FOR QUEER
by Vicky Smith

As I steam my way through my piles of 2017 books so I can make room for 2018’s, one thing has come very clear for me: this has been a very good year for queer fiction. We’ve come a long way from I’ll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip and Annie on My Mind. Here are just a ...


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