That may be the way it became big but it deserves that fame. It is a book that makes you think - those books are always the best. The ideas you are fed throughout the book change and you're having to decide for yourself how the book is going to end.
I'd never read anything by Patrick Ness before and I really enjoyed his writing style. The constant plot twists and turns kept you gripped and it was impossible to stop reading. That lead me to spend 1hr 15min in the bath yesterday finishing this book.
The book is about a boy called Seth who commits suicide and wakes up in a version of his childhood, all alone. I think the less you know about the book, the better it will be when you are reading it. I thought the characters you meet are all worthy and add to the story. The development of them was very clever as information was gradually revealed and you understood more of their lives.
I can see why people may not like the ending of this book as it leaves a lot unsaid and unsolved. However in my opinion that is the point of the book. It's meant to leave you wondering, you can decide yourself what is true. The whole idea of the book is to make you think - is there more than this? More than what we have right here?
I loved this book for the way it makes you think. It makes you form and reform your ideas. In a sense it's more than a book, its just the start of a much larger train of thought about life, relationships and life after death. It's well worth a read and I can't wait to experience some more of Patrick Ness's writing!
Patrick Ness will be at YALC in London so hopefully I will get to meet him in the upcoming weeks :)