I have a confession to make; I’ve committed every book lover’s worst sins with this book. Eragon by Christopher Paolini is my most loved and most read book to date, and it has maintained its number one spot in my book-loving heart for almost a decade.
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My first thoughts as I began to read this book was, ‘this is weird’ but despite thinking that, I couldn’t put the book down, every time I tried I would pick it back up again, and it wasn’t long before I realised that this book is ‘oddly brilliant’.
I saw ‘The Rest Of Us Just Live Here’, whilst I was casually flipping through a book magazine, and I then casually pointed it out to my mother, who kindly bought it for me as a Christmas present. I didn’t really know what to expect as I hadn’t really expected to get it at all, but this was the best, casually-chosen, book choice I have ever made!
Where do I even start with this one? Patrick Ness has basically managed to write a compelling and unique story, but from the point of view of the really minor (barely significant) characters, found in your usual YA Fiction. Instead of having special main characters who are usually cool, beautiful, and have some sort of hidden talent/power. Patrick Ness has flipped the concept on it’s head and given us the ordinary, normal characters, who have their own issues, but are just trying to live their lives as best as they can. These characters are not the names that history will remember but rather, the names that history will undoubtedly forget.