Forever Friday is a weekly post to show a little love to a book I’ll love forever!
MORE THAN THIS by Patrick Ness follows the author’s traditional writing style of keeping you entirely off balance until the very end of the story where he then slings you into a wall.
And I love it.
A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. He dies.
Then he wakes, naked and bruised and thirsty, but alive.
How can this be? And what is this strange deserted place?
As he struggles to understand what is happening, the boy dares to hope. Might this not be the end? Might there be more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife?
I read this book in 2015 and it immediately put me in a book slump. It’s that good. While Seth is Queer, that’s not the central message of the story and it was very refreshing to read a book about a Queer character that was allowed to exist outside of their sexuality.
If you’ve read this book, what are your thoughts on it?