Tuesday, January 14, 2014
More Than This by Patrick Ness
More Than This begins with the death of its teenage protagonist and gets stranger from there. The book is set in a seemingly abandoned and desperately creepy landscape, as detailed as it is desolate. But this is so much more than just another dystopian adventure. Excellent pacing and realistic relationships counterweight the inherent paranoia in this perception jolting and genre busting novel.
Hands down my favorite young adult book of 2013, not just for the writing, but also for the no holds barred approach to content.
Great for teens and grown-ups who enjoy psychological thrillers and sci-fi.
Published September 10, 2013 by Candlewick