More Than This
Written by Patrick Ness
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Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal This exceptional novel from multi-award-winning Patrick Ness will, once again, delight his readers with a superbly written, enthralling and provocative story that raises the most profound questions of adolescence – and answers some of them. Seth drowns. A horrible, lonely death in the icy sea that ends with a blow against the rocks. But does it end? Seth wakes up alone, naked and in an empty world. He remembers his life – and above all his all-consuming love – and finds a way to survive in his new, desolate place. With two other children he meets, Seth explores new possibilities including what other lives there may be after death. ~ Julia Eccleshare
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More Than This by Patrick Ness
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 called 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 is 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 neighbourhood 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...
Ayesha Afghan - Thrilling, sad, and it absorbs the reader into the book. I have never read a book quite like this before...It was epic! Click here to read the full review.
Aimee Sweet - A great book to take on holiday, More Than This is unique and special you will be overwhelmed by the tragedy throughout the story. Click here to read the full review.
Harriet Cunningham - I took this book on holiday with me and had finished it by then end of the two hour plane journey. Please read it. Click here to read the full review.
Jack Graham - Overall this book is an excellent read. Patrick Ness is comparable to Rowling, Horowitz or Riordan in his deliverance of the story and ideas. Click here to read the full review.
Alice D'Angelo, age 14 - It drew me in immediately. Click here to read the full review.
Charlotte Crisp, age 13 This complicated story featuring Seth and his friends is full of surprises when he wakes up alone in a desolate world. It kept me hooked at every point. Click here to read the full review.
Izzy Read, age 12 I knew that from the moment I picked up this book that it was going to be good; it was amazing! Click here to read the full review.
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Walker Books Ltd
1st May 2014
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