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The Rest of Us Just Live Here

by Patrick Ness

Ever wondered what happens to teenagers who don't fight vampires, zombies or soul-eaters? They fight battles of their own, over families, identity, friendship, love and their future. Mikey will make you laugh, cry and remember...

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'You're sure you're okay?' he asks me later, driving us to work after Mel came home from her day out with Call Me Steve. I could have called in sick, but I was getting antsy just sitting around the house. It felt like I was waiting for something to happen. Which has to be the worst part of being young. So many of your decisions aren't yours; they're made badly by other people. Sometimes they're made by other people who have no idea what the consequences of those decisions might be. The bastards.

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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
 

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