"Books are often described as mind-blowing, but this is one of the few books in which, while reading it, I have exclaimed aloud, Oh. My. God. on multiple occasions. I won t tell you anything else about it. Just read it." John Green Seth drowns, desperate and alone. But then he wakes. Naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. And where is he? The street seems familiar, but everything is abandoned, overgrown, covered in dust. He "remembers" dying, his skull bashed against the rocks. Has he woken up in his own personal hell? Is there more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife? From the acclaimed author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and "A Monster Calls" comes one of the most provocative teen novels of our time.
About the Author
Patrick Ness is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Chaos Walking trilogy, the prize-winning novel A Monster Calls, and More Than This. He has won numerous awards, including the Carnegie Medal (twice), the Galaxy National Book Award, the Guardian Children s Fiction Prize, the Costa Children s Book Award, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, the Red House Children s Book Award, and the UKLA Book Award. He lives in London.
Ness brilliantly plays with contrasts: life and death, privacy and exposure, guilt and innocence. In characteristic style, the author of the Chaos Walking trilogy delves into the stuff of nightmares for an existential exploration of the human psyche. —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Books are often described as ‘mind-blowing,’ but this is one of the few books in which, while reading it, I have exclaimed aloud, ‘Oh. My. God.’ on multiple occasions. I won’t tell you anything else about it. Just read it. —John Green
It is a gorgeous story with masterful pacing and unforgettable passages. —The Boston Globe