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Title: More Than This
   Author: Patrick Ness
   Release Date: September 10th, 2013

     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 named 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 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 neighborhood 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. . . .

My Stance:

     I love Ness's stories and most of all, there is something about this book that changes his style of books. I think of The Knife of Never Letting Go, and how that series was one of my favorite dystopian series to date. I am looking to this novel and wondering where it would fit in with novels he's done before. This particular novel seems more like A Monster Calls, and deals with more emotional/personal developments.

     Ness's A Monster Calls deals with a book regarding the loss of a mother, and what it means to accept that loss. This book take a new perspective on that emotional tole, and the personal trauma that ensues. Ness this time takes a tale of a suicidal boy, talks about the involvement and the mental pain that would go through a victim of that nature, I'm not saying it's at all accurate, but it's a good representation. I am curious to see what Seth would be like, and what type of memories and life he holds. Seth has a web of emotions and personal growth that rivals that of the best novel I have read from him.
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