Though very good in many ways, More Than This left me wanting exactly that. 3.5/5 stars.
What it’s about: 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?
As you can see from the fact I gave it 3.5 stars, I think this is a very good book. The writing, as always from Patrick Ness, is superb. His style is deceptively clear and simple, something which only increases its impact. When the punches land, they land hard.