It’s been a while since I started a book and pretty much nothing much mattered to me except getting back to it and finding out what happens. Delicious feeling, isn’t it?
Patrick Ness is a “YA writer” the way Harper Lee and Salinger are. When you write books this good and this meaningful the categories fall away.
I’ll have much, much more to say about this superb novel as time goes on. In the meantime, this is a heads up to those of you who were at Children’s Institute: If you got a copy of this, drop everything and start reading.
My accounts: I’ll have it with me for sales calls and staff talks. Indie bookstores, if you don’t see it earlier in the summer, you’ll get an ARC in the August White Box. Grab it!
The Rest of Us Just Live Here (9780062403162) by Patrick Ness. $17.95 hardcover. 10/6/15 on sale.