From two-time Carnegie Medal winner Patrick Ness comes an enthralling and provocative new novel chronicling the life - or perhaps afterlife - of a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world.
A boy called Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he is here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighbourhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust and completely abandoned.
What's going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, that this might not be the hell he fears it to be, that there might be more than just this...
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2016
- 129 x 198 x 33mm
I really enjoyed this novel. Admittedly, it took me a while to get into the story, but even when I couldn’t I really enjoyed the writing. I found "More Than This" to be a pretty solid read.
I always hear people say that they want to go into a particular book blind. Until now, I have never really understood that feeling. The synopsis is in itself rather vague and I feel that was the intention. Also, John Green blurbed this book (just saying).
To quote John Green, “Just read it”. - Melissa (QBD)
Patrick Ness delivers another great read with his novel, More Than This. This novel is a must read for all teens, as it touches on difficult topics but in a truly entertaining and thought provoking way. What would you do if you woke up one day, in your home, in your streets, in your neighbourhood, but you were the only person there? Or so you think..... What mystery lies ahead for Seth? - Erin (QBD)