The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness #BookReview

Title:  The Rest of Us Just Live Here Author:  Patrick NessRelease Date:  October 6, 2015Publisher:  HarperTeenSource:  Edelweiss 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. What if you aren’t the Chosen …

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Review: The Future of Us

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