I’ve never read anything by Patrick Ness. There, I said it. For some weird reason, I always picked up More Than This when I found myself in the bookstore, and always put it back on the shelve again. I don’t know why. Probably the cover was too cool for me to handle 🙂 When it was gifted to me for my birthday I was over the moon and instantly started reading.
From the first sentence I was hooked. The main character Seth drowns, dies, and…survives within the first few pages. Seth finds himself in his hometown where he grew up and has awful memories of.
In his old room he finds a mysterious black shiny coffin, and he gets scared. The town is deserted and Seth is having flashbacks to the time he lived there with his parents and little brother.
Because Seth died and he is in the most awful place he could think of he figures he must be in hell. When he finds a girl his age and a younger boy he is happy he’s not the only one there and makes genuine friends, a thing he had trouble with in his ‘previous life’.
Together they try to find out what happened to the three of them, and to the rest of the people.
My favorite character was the little Polish Tomasz. His crippled English and disarming personality made me smile several times while reading More Than This.
This book was filled with cliffhangers, and throughout the book I had some mind blowing realizations about life and the afterlife. More Than
This is a book that will wander in your mind for a while after finishing it, and I can’t wait to read more!
I promise I will never again put a book written by Patrick Ness back on the shelve again!
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