The Rest of Us Just Live Here

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Pre-loaded Audiobook - 2015
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Patrick Ness is an insanely beautiful writer.--John Green
Publisher: Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2015]
ISBN: 9781467619516
1467619515
Characteristics: audio file,ACLEP,rda
digital,non-volatile flash memory,rda
1 audio media player : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in

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katbee Jan 06, 2017

This book is a humorous take on the typical "teenager saving the world" type of book. The main characters are just trying to figure out life, with conflicts from friends, family, school and some supernatural elements. I like how the author handles the important issues of anxiety, depression, OCD and anorexia.

JCLChrisK Nov 19, 2016

This has the skin of a satire, with the story beneath an empathetic exploration of everyday insecurity and anxiety. The satire is about being one of the "normal" teens in school with the heroic teens fighting off supernatural threats. The exploration is about learning to deal with all of the "normal" challenges that come with being a person: friendship & family, relationships & love, and changing life circumstances.

Mikey and his best friends are in their last month of high school, anticipating graduation, college, and life without each other. He sees time slipping away to finally act on his unstated feelings for Henna, wonders what Jared isn't telling him, and worries protectively about his sister Mel. He worries not only about the strange blue lights that have been killing the town's "indie kids" lately, but also about pressure from his politician mother, lack of pressure from his alcoholic father, and what will happen to little sister Meredith after he and Mel move out. And then there's the new kid who seems to be pushing his way into their little group, potentially undermining all of their familiar dynamics. Who needs vampires, ghosts, and immortals when you are having enough trouble figuring out where you stand with all of your relationships, including the one with yourself?

Highly relatable with enough humor to keep it from getting too heavy.

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