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More Than This - Patrick Ness


Published: 5th September 2013
For Ages: 11+ years old
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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 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, agonising 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...

About the Author

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.


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Thought-provokingly brilliant


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner
  • Thought-provoking
  • Well Written


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      This story grabbed me from the start, which isn't easy to do these days. It's highly imaginative, occasionally disturbing and impossible to put down - all that makes a book a keeper.

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      Patrick Ness

      Patrick Ness is the author of two critically acclaimed works of fiction, The Crash of Hennington and Topics About Which I Know Nothing. An award-winning novelist, he has also written for Radio 4, the Sunday Telegraph and is currently a literary critic for the Guardian. This is his first book for young adults.

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      ISBN: 9781406331158
      ISBN-10: 1406331155
      Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
      For Ages: 11+ years old
      Format: Hardcover
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 480
      Published: 5th September 2013
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.7  x 4.3
      Weight (kg): 0.79