Monday, May 8, 2017
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Each week – until June 2nd – we’re featuring one of the Top 10 TRCA books. Read the description. Get inspired. Read the book. Then vote!
“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 worshipped by mountain lions.”
This book has received accolades from numerous sources including: ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults, Cooperative Children’s Book Center CCBC Choice, Michael Printz Award shortlist, NYPL Top Ten Best Books of the Year for Teens, Chicago Public Library Best Teen Books of the Year, Publishers Marketplace Buzz Books, ABC Best Books for Children, Bank Street Best Books List, Kirkus Best Book of the Year, VOYA Perfect Tens list of 2015, Voice of Youth Advocates, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, and School Library Journal.
Check out this book and the rest of the Top 10 at your CCRSB library today!
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