A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. He dies.
Then he wakes, naked and bruised and thirsty, but alive.
How can this be? And what is this strange deserted place?
As he struggles to understand what is happening, the boy dares to hope. Might this not be the end? Might there be more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife?
From multi-award-winning Patrick Ness comes one of the most provocative and moving novels of our time
You know those books where you were hoping to love it but you just couldn’t? I mean I didn’t hate this but this book just bored me. I get it I do it’s deep and thought provoking and blah but I was just like meh through the whole thing.
I really enjoyed the friendships and the descriptions but I was just waiting for a big reveal and I felt it was all just so predictable (which I guess was the point but still…)
More Than This is the story of Seth and the journey he takes. Seth has drowned in our opening scene, he’s died and then mysteriously wakes up in his childhood home all the way across the ocean in England.
As he tackles his head and tries to work his way around this strange and abandoned new place he mets two other kids to help him on his journey.
With out the supporting characters in this book I don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much as I did, the first 100 pages with just Seth was a struggle for me to pick up the book and want to read it.
Around the middle of the book we picked up pace, all the characters grew and their friendships deepend. I loved seeing them work out the mystery and just interacting with each other.
I didn’t like the ambiguios ending, I know why Patrick Ness did it and I appreciate the more than this theme of us not knowing whats more otherwise we’d have it all and then what is there to strive for? At least that’s what I thought the point was. I was just too curious and wanted more answers.
3/5 stars I wanted to love this after adoring The Rest Of Us Just Live here but unfortunatly I couldn’t.
I still can’t wait to read more of Patrick Ness’s work and hopefully enjoy it as much as I did reading The Rest Of Us Just Live Here 🙂