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E because it s not that i am impressed that there are well written YA books out there i m beyond that realization this is something undamentally mind blowingi promise there is a review coming but i really gotta work through this here i m all gobsmacked beauty ueens stunned me by not being as i had expected about a bunch of lovely and spoiled girls going all lord of the lies and killing each other on a deserted island after a plane crash in act it was the complete opposite of that storyline which orced me to uestion what that said about me that i wanted that story in the irst place and brought a little tear to "my soul and stirred up all the eelings all bottled up "soul and stirred up all the sisterhood all bottled up me piper s son redefined the boundaries of YA commercially by having one of the two main characters be a Rocker Babies Wear Jeans fifty something woman experiencing herirst pregnancy and it redefined the boundaries or me personally because it made me cry and that doesn t happenand this one this one just takes genre and convention and coyly toys with it when you think you know what is going on when the characters think they know what is gong on that s when things start to go all slipstream on you than this is like a giant book jenga with different kinds of books making up its tower and just when you think you know what you are reading that darn patrick ness will change the game slightly yanking out a piece of the puzzle slyly addressing what he is doing and what he is not doing and what he could be doing and letting the reader know that he knows what they are thinking but think again please it is an aftermath novel it is an after life novel it is an afterlove novel it is an afterloss novel he pulls and teases and backtracks and sidetracks in this elegant dance of misdirection and metafictionand then he does the unthinkable and it s hard to even tiptoe around and it may not count as spoiler but basically view spoilernothing you think as a reader matters the story itself does not matter it s all just perception and opinion and Oh orget it he says with Sono with Visits from the Seventh feeling Nobody knows anything hide spoiler A book it s a world all on its own too A world made of words where you liveor a while You should read thisBecause it is beautifulBecause it is scaryBecause it is mind blowingBecause it is nothing like you expect it to beBecause it is hard not to love TommyBecause it is a book like no otherFind of my books on Instagram I m not sure what I was expecting that to be but it was not thatin the best way possibleI loved the characters and the plot and the worldbut I don t really want to say much about them I m of the opinion of most everyone else that you should go in knowing as little as possible about this book What a strange story I d even go as Remarkable Creatures far as to say that it s weird and very much of the unbelievable sort Patrick Ness doesn t care though He likes to confuse the reader At least twenty times throughout the novel Seth says he remembers and understands when inact it s a lie Well it is original that s indubitable Seth wakes up in an empty world after drowning Later on he inds two other survivors Apparently he woke up rom the virtual world he was living in That s all I can say It s not enough and yet it s dangerously too much I liked the alternation between past and present The memories were interesting and helped me care about Seth We do not know about the people he meets as we do about him however This reinforces the idea that it s all in Seth s head But it s not really Or is it Who knows Not even the author does The message is great This might not exactly be my type of novel After all I rarely read science Heroes Adrift (Hero, fiction and prefer clarity to confusion but I do admire important themes well explored Everyone who chose to be part of the virtual reality did so to escape but Seth makes us realize that even when things get rough ugly and post apocalyptic we should still hopeor a better Chuck and Danielle future andind beauty in the darkness companionship especially This is a long book Too long in my opinion Could have been edited condensed better Interesting story what I understood of it and great pacing Relatable hero and entertaining if somewhat melodramatic sidekicks Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin. Mit ihm geschehen ist regt sich Hoffnung bei dem Jungen Ist das vielleicht doch noch nicht das Ende Bietet dieses Leben vielleicht doch mehr als Look Here s the thing I am not generous with my Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow Up Before They Grow Old five star ratings Five star readings must have shocked me or blown my mind or done something really original or otherwise awesome to get me to throw thatinal star in their direction So a Dogs Behaving Badly: An A-Z Guide to Understanding and Curing Behavorial Problems in Dogs four star rating isor me really really good I want you to remember that and realise how good this book is when I say I just expected something Gray Bishop from Ness Let s make a joke about it I just expected than this Ha And maybe it s because I m too hard on Ness Maybe it s because I expect him to continue churning outive star books as if it s as easy as breathing But this book made me Puckster's First Hockey Sweater feel like something was missingMore Than This is a compelling read with a wonderful and diverse set of characters It s creative and different It has you on the edge of your seat turning pages asast as possible and making a nearly 500 page book ly by at an almost impossible speed It s philosophical and clever It s sad and creepy It throws in some unny dialogue to lighten the incredibly dark mood It s a great book Really And yet it Liar felt like 480 pages of build up that never actually reached a climax But honestly I was never boredor a single second I was mesmerized horrified confused excited So much so that I think the lack of a climax bothered me even This book is about existentialism It s about those old uestions what is the meaning of life the universe and everything What is reality Is there a pattern amid this chaos or can it all really be random And of course is there something than this Ness is a genius and I love what he does here I love the
I love that every answer opens up ive uestions I love that every time and the characters think you know what s going on he throws another surprise into the philosophical pot and stirs up this crazy story a bit And what it all comes down to what this whole book is really doing is answering that uestion above all uestions do any of the answers really matter anywayNess also Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are finds himself back inamiliar territory when telling the story of unlikely Gaffer friendships blooming in the most unexpected places He isn t the kind of author who wastes secondary characters and he delivers small pieces of heart breaking humanity to even the mostleeting glimpses of those we never see again I love authors that can do this It lends an extra layer of believability to the story when it Circumstantial Evidence feels like that person who only appearedor a couple of pages went on living past what we saw of them I was also delighted to see a gay protagonist there is still nowhere near enough of them in YA books but then I suppose Ness has never shied away Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers from breaking the mold I do love me some existentialist philosophy and More Than This isull "Of Uotes That Could "uotes that could me goosebumps ifmessage I love that every answer opens up ive uestions I love that every time
I spent too long thinking about them I guess there s always something a bit scary aboutspent too long thinking about them I guess there s always something a bit scary about isn t there When some book or whatever lays out a haunting piece of truth that you didn t even realise you knew was true until you read or heard it Then you re like Oh shit yeah That s true That s life That s me Ness just writes about things we all eel or worry about or obsess over And he writes about it beautifully Here s a couple of uotes I liked but there were so many Haven t you ever elt like there has to be Like there s out there somewhere just beyond your grasp if you could only get to itPeople see stories everywhere Regine says That s what my A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping father used to say We take random events and we put them together in a pattern so we can comfort ourselves with a story no matter how much it obviously isn t true We have to lie to ourselves to live Otherwise we d go crazySo believe me I liked this If you re excited about More Than This you can stay excited If you re thinking about maybe reading this I say YES If you didn t really like his other books but think this sounds pretty interesting I again say YES because this isn t anything like his other books It s just me I guess always expecting too muchrom Ness Just being stupid Just being human and always expecting than this Ha huh what an interestingly bizarre story ness chaos walking trilogy is one of my Island of the Lost Horses (Dora and Friends) favourite series ever so i was very eager toinally read some of his other works but this was In welcher Wirklichkeit leben wirEin Junge ertrinkt verzweifelt und verlassen in seinen letzten Minuten Er stirbt Dann erwacht er nackt verletzt .
Ot what i was expecting it was a little strange a little confusing but somewhat intriguing this rating probably deserves to be higher but i just dont think i was in the right mindset Summer Meditations for something that was so out there and i think i need to learn how to set a book aside when that happens and pick it up when im ready rather than just pushing through it because its not reallyair to the book and theres honestly nothing wrong with this story the ending was actually uite moving it just caught me at a bad time and didnt really hold my interest as much as i wanted it to however i "Will Say This Is The "say this is the book or someone looking or a well written but uirky sci idystopian novel that develops nicely into a lovely message 3 stars Is this book really going to break my heart because I have EYES and I m not afraid to CRY I like how I still don t know what happened And I like how that was the point A book that literally starts with the main character dying and waking up that s how you make me pick up your bookMore Than This is a YA coming of age book with some LGBT representation that ollow the main character as he struggles to igure out if some LGBT representation that ollow the main character as he struggles to Rise and Shine: Encouragement to Start Your Day figure out if s after lifeVery interesting concept the book will keep you on your toes and the writing will keep you engage45 Totally recommend After readingGOD DAMN IT PATRICK NESS GOD DAMN ITTTTTTTTWell I guess it s no secret that I m obsessed with Patrick Ness s work and I worship the ground he walks on and yada yada I anticipated this bookor a long time and then put off reading it Operation Iceberg : The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II forever because I don t know I guess I was nervous that it wouldn t live up to my expectationsBut I shouldn t have doubted because this book wasantastic Very emotional intense vivid and engaging and with a great cast of characters There are still some things about it that confused me and I have to digest it or a while but over all I still loved it Not as much as the Chaos Walking series although I kind of doubt I ll ever love anything that much but it was still amazingFull reviewComing eventually Before readingUPDATE AAHHH NOW THERE S AN EXCERPT OMGGGG Ugh it was too short But it was beautifully written and so mysterious and intriguing and I NEED THIS BOOK NOW WHAT WHAT IS THISWHAT IS THIS MYSTERIOUS NEW PATRICK NESS BOOK WHERE IS IT WHAT IS IT ABOUT I AM FREAKING OUT HEREWell whatever it is I m sure it ll be amazing as balls because everything Patrick Ness touches turns to gold WORSHIP WORSHIPUPDATE OH MY GOD THERE S A COVER AND THERE S A DESCRIPTION OH MY GODTHE COVER IT S SO COOL VERY SIMPLE BUT VERY COOLAND THE DESCRIPTION IT SOUNDS SO MYSTERIOUS AND CREEPY AND BADASS AND I CAN T FREAKING WAIT this book treated me like a dog treats a ragdoll and i have no idea where to begin patrick ness has written a game changer that i m not even really sure how to approach this is a YA novel i ve lost half of you book snobs right there but i think that is my point YA has been breaking ree of its presumed confines Michelin Green Guide Normandy for years when i was a teen YA novels were largely disposable empty calorie entertainment trifles meant to keep us off the streets off drugs and notull of babies they were either morally didactic or cheesy horror mysteries with very little intellectual iber and when i inally came around on the contemporary YA iction bandwagon i was impressed with both the variety of topics and treatment of those topics and most importantly the range of sophistication of the writing itself sure loads of them are still silly and orgettable but there are also complete gems of books out there or stronger smarter teen readers looking to be exposed to something new something challengingand this book delivers that with a brainpunch i m still eelingthis is how i elt after i read beauty ueens after i read piper s sonwhich while they
ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT KINDS OF BOOKSCOMPLETELY different kinds of books things to me that i didn t think could still be done to me not in YA anyway which sounds like i am undermining what i just sad about YA sophistication but my reaction to these titles is about my being completely knocked off balance as a reader and at having my expectations about the book completely rocked but also my expectations about what books could bedoes that make sens. Nd durstig aber lebendig Wie kann das sein Und an was ür einem seltsamen verlassenen Ort befindet er sich Während er versucht zu verstehen was.