**WARNING: Minor Spoilers**
Author: Patrick Ness
Publisher: HarperTeen (HarperCollins)
“What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?
What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.
Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.
Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.”
Well, I am glad I read this. Did I love it? No, but I liked it. It was a nice flip on the books I usually read about “the Chosen One”. This was my first Patrick Ness read and I really enjoyed the idea of exploring the lives of the kids who are surrounded by the monster fighting, magic wielding characters that in basically every other book are the protagonist.
The diverse element comes in with Mikey being OCD and possibly bi (though he does not yet identify that way in the book).
I probably wouldn’t have even seen this to be able to acquire, because this is so different than what I usually read. It was nice book, but I have no idea how I would have even begun thinking about editing it.