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More Than This
More Than This | 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 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. Whats 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. . . .
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Rambo_Reads
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I get a lot of reading done on long journeys - very glad I don't get car-sick!

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Rambo_Reads
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Wish I was still relaxing with my book instead of at work!

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Rambo_Reads
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Great day to be inside and start a book 😊

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Booko
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SkeletonKey
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Finished this one today. It was good but hard to discuss without massive spoilers. Unique and hopeful though.

In trying to consume more queer media in June, I do kind of wish there was a place listing all queer media and whether or not the characters survive. So many focus on the tragic queer narrative and I can‘t help but wonder how we‘re meant to envision our futures, to say nothing of the rest of the world.

#lgbtq #queerlit #queerbooks

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SkeletonKey
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Currently reading, because the library really wants it back already.

#ya #patrickness

Alicia Lol! Those pesky libraries... 2y
SkeletonKey @Alicia - I know!! How rude. It‘s only been 12 weeks. 2y
Trashcanman Tell them to pound sand and bring the overdue charges in nickels! 2y
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Alicia @SkeletonKey haha!!! 😂😂 2y
SkeletonKey @Trashcanman - One of the perks of working there is NO OVERDUE FINES so really, they‘ll have to hunt me down at this point. 2y
Trashcanman 🤣🤣 2y
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ohurtin
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John Green‘s review of this book states, “Just read it,” and I could not agree more. AMAZING read. One of my favorite YA books ever. Should be way more popular. So glad one of my students told me to read it. #teachersoflitsy #yaliterature #yalit #literature

Tadams4 Love the cover design! 2y
StaceyKondla ❤️ this book so much!!! 2y
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drbethandherkindle
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I may not be able to take an appropriately aligned book photo, but I‘d like to think that doesn‘t translate to my gallery wall. If anyone has a level I can borrow to check the alignments of these, hit me up 😂 #12daysofbookstagram — more than books

Karkar I like that the thermostat is part of the wall. 😊 2y
drbethandherkindle @Karkar I like to think of it as art too 2y
Pamwurtzler Nice artwork there! 2y
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rhindgeo
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Next up 🙂📖

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StephTKO
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Again, works on two levels. Love it.

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StephTKO
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I haven‘t a clue where this story is going or what‘s actually going on, but the writing is certainly quotable. And much of what is happening in the story works on two levels, literal and metaphorical, me gusta.

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Aga_reads
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Hey guys, It‘s been a bit 😞😢in my life lately.. but I‘m back with another post, as life goes on. More Than This by Patrick Ness is such a great book! It you guys dig the matrix, you‘ll love it. It‘s got super sci fi/dystopia feels, full of incredible well rounded characters. Has anyone here read it? What did you think?
‘My feet will want to walk to where you are sleeping, but I shall go on living‘- Pablo Neruda
RIP Grandpa, you‘ll be missed💜

JazzFeathers Hughs. I know how it feels. 2y
annahenke Sorry for your loss! Sending hugs. I just lost my grandma, too. 2y
DrexEdit So sorry for your loss! A sad start to the year. 😔 2y
Dragon Sorry for the loss of your grandpa. 💔 2y
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whatismacie
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More Than This by Patrick Ness is easily of my favorite books of all time! With every page, you uncover- or begin, for that matter- a new mystery. You fall in love with (most) of the characters and are at least extremely passionate about the others. You really learn to adore all their flaws. This is a really thoughtful “what-if” book, and offers you a chance to really think about the events taking place. My only complaint is that it isn‘t endless.

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scripturient
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Love love love this!!! 😍 This book reads like a mixture of The Matrix and Crouch‘s Dark Matter. It is fast-paced and makes you contemplate questions like what makes things and life real? Highly recommended!

minkyb Succinct but intriguing! 2y
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scripturient
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I‘m so in love with this book. Half-way through now and hoping to finish it by tomorrow. 😊

Spiderfelt I love the graphic cover. The endorsement by John Green carries a lot of weight. 2y
TheLudicReader I love Ness. Have you read the Chaos Walking series? Soooo good. 2y
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scripturient
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Started this one last night and can‘t wait to get back to it. 😍

SkeletonKey This is on my wish list! Really curious about it. 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker I really enjoyed this book. Hope you like it too! 2y
StaceyKondla Loved this book! Happy Reading 😊 2y
rwmg It's on my virtual TBR shelf 2y
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Oryx
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Thanks to Litsy, my book cases are overflowing, and I get the best recommendations on books. I've read far outside my usual since I joined, and I love it. Thanks everyone. #thenicestplaceontheinternet #1000reasons Congrats on 1000 followers @BookishTrish

Pictured: Daisy failing at pillows #dogsoflitsy

JazzFeathers That's what happened to me too. I'm reading a lot more... and l'm taking part in too many readalongs 😆 2y
Oryx @JazzFeathers I've tried a couple of readalongs too, it's great seeing what everyone else thinks, but I mostly end up out of sync (I'm not very good at just reading a certain chapter, because I mostly don't notice chapter headings for some reason). 2y
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amma-keep-reading
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is it a good or bad to end a book with questions?!?
i loved this book until the end. what happens next? will seth, and tomasz, and regine be Okay?
how does the information they gained change the world (all versions of reality)?
help! i need answers or at least an epilogue because a sequel would be too much to handle emotionally.

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Moray_Reads
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I've had a run of average books this week but this week and truly broke the disappointing streak. A fast, pacy, clever, funny, heartbreaking, tender, thought-provoking, uplifting YA blockbuster. All the adjectives. Nearly 500 pages just flew by but the story will linger. Image by cover designer Matt Roeser

elkeo_TheBookDragon I love this book 💕 2y
carla_onion This cover! 😍 2y
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Diyana
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More Than This by Patrick Ness: 3.5/5⭐️. Okay to begin with it was not exactly bad. It had so many OMG moments. . But also, the ending, to me, was disappointing. Like the plot was intense intense intense and then it just falls flat. Like.why. So, if you're into some kind of horror sci-fi + existential philosophy, this book might be a 4 or a 5 for you. My soul felt drenched reading this, I became emotional and stuff lol. It really messed me up smh.

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kelseynicburke
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Sort of like a YA Matrix. I really enjoyed it!

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kelseynicburke
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#topfivemalecharacters
🔹Connor (Impulse)
🔹Simon (Mortal Instruments)
🔹Lupin (HP)
🔹Tariq (A Thousand Splendid Suns)
🔹Tomasz (More Than This)

#rapidfirebooktag
🔸Physical or ebook: physical
🔸Hero or villain: antihero 👻
🔸Standalone or series: standalone 📖
🔸Last book you bought: A book of children's classics (for my friends little boy)
🔸1st book that comes to mind: Bright Lights Big City
🔸Film > book: Fight Club 🎭
@beachbookworm7

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readem_andweep
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Mind-blowingly brilliant. That's all I can say.
••••••••••
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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jazmine
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Current Read 📚

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MyBelovedLittleBooks
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I had no idea what to expect from this book. As always Patrick Ness delivers a totally unique and great story. I loved the characters, especially Tomasz. I don't like getting answers to things, which is basically how this ended, but that seemed to be the point. Overall, this was just fantastic.

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MyBelovedLittleBooks
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Really crappy day out so am making my way through More Than This. This book is blowing my mind! I absolutely ❤️❤️ Patrick Ness! So good!!

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Lilou1996
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Stunning book. It has funny bits, it's extremely emotional at bits, you can feel intimacy and compassion towards the characters. As usual, Patrick Ness always keeps elements of surprise here and then. Just read it, you'll understand! 9/10

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Caroline2
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Has anyone read this?? It sounds so good! (Although every time I read the title I hear Brian Ferry! 🎶😆)

DragonSadhana Haha, I think of Peter Gabriel's tune, though it is less popular than Brian Ferry's. 😊🎼 3y
Caroline2 Oh hang on...I need to google Peter Gabriel's one now...!!! 3y
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RaRenfrow
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Today will be spent combing through one of my bookshelves to create my TBR pile for dewey's #24hourreadathon !!

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pitou215
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I loved the idea of the story, not sure about the characters or the ending.

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pitou215
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I'm really excited to get into this book!

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benjmarino
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Didn't know what I was expecting when I picked up this book as it was the first one I've read from Ness but he delivers so well with the plot, the depth of characters and the philosophical undertones. A must read :)

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Monique
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Hard to choose a #favoritecover but I do notice my favorites tend to be highly stylized with great use of colour and font. I also love when the publishers play with covers and dust jackets by adding die cuts or unusual material or raised font, etc. Wish I knew all the technical terms :p #riotgrams #bookriot

Pruzy How did you enjoy More Than This? It was much better than I expected and I would be inclined to read more books by Patrick Ness 3y
Monique Oddly enough I grabbed books that I haven't read yet. But I love the sound of More Than This and have been recommended Ness on several occasions. :p 3y
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savvy24
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Such a good read so far, it's a major page turner! I can't wait ro finish it but I'll also be sad to leave the world that Patrick Ness created. It's such a unique story and it reminds me of something from Black Mirror on Netflix. #morethanthis #patrickness

MrBook That cover. My eyes! Lol 3y
savvy24 Honestly the cool cover is what pulled me into reading the book! 3y
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MariettaSG
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Comforting ourselves with story, so true.

Getting less Inceptiony and more Matrixy.

Struggled to get into this but as it twists I'm enjoying it more and more.

The 18th hour, I might achieve this #24in48

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MariettaSG
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Y-aww-n. Feeling bleary eyed this morning. Truly a luxury to be able to spend so much time reading. Thanks significant other for taking our responsibilities bushwalking and camping. Back to it.
#LitsyAtoZ M

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MariettaSG
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Inception-ish.
#ReadHarder 15
😴😴😴😴😴

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MariettaSG
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So not really a cooked dinner 😜

MariettaSG @Gillyreads I vaguely recall someone asking on fb once if porridge was a decent meal...for dinner 😜 3y
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Weave
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I enjoyed 'More Than This' from start to finish and I recommend it highly. Seth is a wonderful character to read, the situation he finds himself is bizarre, surreal and leads to answers to many questions. Highly recommended.

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RaRenfrow
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" A book, ... It's a world on its own, too ... A world made of words ... Where you live for a while." ~~ #patrickness #morethanthis #ya

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Buechersuechtling
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Ein Spiel mit unseren Vorstellungen vom Leben (nach dem Tod). Thema ist, was wohl jede/-r schon einmal gedacht, nämlich: "War's das jetzt oder kommt da noch mehr?" Diese Grundidee gefällt mir. Und auch die Herangehensweise überzeugt mich. Zunächst. Dann entwickelt sich die Geschichte jedoch so vorhersehbar, dass ein deutlicher Unterhaltungs-Qualitätsverlust eintritt.
Fazit: zu lang. Zu wenig Spannung/Handlung. Zu viele Wiederholungen.
Schade‼️

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Buechersuechtling
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Eine doch irgendwie überraschende Wendung in der Handlung. Allerdings hab ich mich schon so an den "Vorher"-Status der Handlung gewöhnt, dass ich (noch) nicht weiß, was ich davon halten soll. ?

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Buechersuechtling
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„Ein Buch [...], ein Buch ist auch eine ganze Welt für sich. [...] Eine Welt aus Worten, denkt Seth, in der man eine Zeit lang lebt.
»Und dann ist es vorbei.«, sagt er laut.” (Seite 118)

⬆️⬆️⬆️ Sehr treffend. ?

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Buechersuechtling
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Schon nach kurzer Zeit frage ich mich, warum "Mehr als das" so lange auf meinem SuB gelegen hat. ?
Total anders als die "New World"-Trilogie – was ja gut ist, weil es die Vielseitigkeit des Autors zeigt – aber durch die Szenerie, in der die Handlung beginnt, sehr packend. Bis jetzt wird die Story geschickt vorangetrieben. Auch wenn ich stellenweise an James Dashners #GameMaster denken muss.

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TheLudicReader
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Who doesn't love the gift of books? My bff just dropped these off after cleaning out her shelves. Some for me. Some for my classroom library. And some heading to Value Village.

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wildfireheart
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This is my current read for my school bookclub, I have read it before but am enjoying the chance to read it again. My friend got it signed for me which I am eternally grateful for because Patrick Ness is a wonderful author!

elkeo_TheBookDragon I live this book! You are right...might be a good one for me to reread...📚 3y
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sweetbooksofanj
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#MORETHANTHIS
Just read it and find all the answers for the questions this book will give you. It's genre is so surprising. I never imagine how the story's theme jumped, you have to experience it firsthand.
#spoileralert
This a huge cliffhanger but I appreciate the story. I should say millennial must read this. And, I'm now dying to read all Patrick Ness books.
#litsy

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JenP
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This is what happens when you read and review a book while I bed with a high fever:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/18273860-more-than-this-by-patrick-nesshick...

Oh, and now I need someone to explain the book 😂

JenP Forgive the typos. I'm still sick 😭 3y
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