amongst this bookseller’s recommendations from the latest crop of children’s and YA titles:
A book that I am really looking forward to is The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. I absolutely cannot wait to share it with school librarians, teenagers, their parents, and people my age – I’m 34 – who like to read YA. It’s the perfect send-up of fantasy and paranormal genres, and focuses on normal kids who are surrounded by supernatural things going on around them, but still have to cope with the everyday issues of being a teenager. Ness is one of those authors who can be funny and poignant at the same time, and this is a book that is both tongue-in-cheek and sincere. It’s a novel I think everyone will enjoy – we’ve ordered it in quantity.