More Than This by Patrick Ness
Published: September 10th, 2013
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 neighborhood 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, agonizing 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...
I know I already posted about my desire for this book in Top Ten Tuesday -- Books On My Fall TBR, but I just *had* to give it its own post. Patrick Ness + dying experience book = instalove for me, I think. I have not yet read it, of course, but I'm so damn excited for this book I can't put it into words. I seriously can't even.