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More Than This

More Than This (Hardback)

By Ness, Patrick

From two-time Carnegie Medal winner Ness ( A Monster Calls ) comes an enthralling and provocative new novel chronicling the lifeNor perhaps afterlifeNof a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world.

ISBN 9780763662585
Barcode 9780763662585
Published 10 September 2013 by Candlewick Press (MA)
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780763662585
ISBN-10 0763662585
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Candlewick Press (MA)
Imprint Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date 10 September 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ness, Patrick
Category Award Winning
Adventure Stories
Science Fiction
Suicide, Death & Bereavement
Body & Health
Number of Pages 472
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 218mm
Spine: 38mm
Weight 617g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress England, Family, Amnesia, Survival, Tragedy
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 417443

Description of this Book

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. 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. . . .

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Commended for Tayshas Reading 2015 -- Commended for Indies Choice Book Awards (Young Adult) 2014
NZ Review 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)It is a gorgeous story with masterful pacing and unforgettable passages.--The Boston Globe

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Author's Bio

Patrick Ness is the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling Chaos Walking trilogy, as well as the Carnegie Medal-winning A Monster Calls, inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd. Among the numerous awards he has received are the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, and the Costa Children's Book Award. Born in Virginia, he lives in London.

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