More Than This – Patrick Ness

more than thisSeth dies in the ocean, off the Pacific coast. Dragged out by the freezing current and dashed into rocks. There is no doubt about it, he is dead. Yet he wakes up in a deserted town in England, the town of his early childhood and of a family tragedy. Is this his version of hell?

While the premise is interesting, the story fell somewhat flat in the explanation. I kept wondering about people in other towns and why they didn’t meet up. The messages are there about guilt and friends and acceptance but I got hung up on the minutiae when the reveal was made. Best for older teens.

NetGalley review Publication date 9.10.13

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