Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker. If you want to join in grab your current read, flick to a random page, select two sentences (without spoilers) and share them in a blog post or in the comments of The Purple Booker.
This week my teaser comes from More Than This by Patrick Ness. I first read this last year but it’s been picked (by me) as our next book club read (I had 10 mins to pick and had a bit of a panic) so I’m re reading. I love Ness so it’s not really a hardship and it’s well timed as he’s doing a book tour next month (which I’m ridiculously excited about).
Whatever happened to you down there, whatever the world looks like now, that’s not how it always looks. That’s not how it’s always going to look. There’s more. There’s always more.
~ 63% More Than This by Patrick Ness
A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. He dies.
Then he wakes, naked and bruised and thirsty, but alive.
How can this be? And what is this strange deserted place?
As he struggles to understand what is happening, the boy dares to hope. Might this not be the end? Might there be more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife?