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  • Writer's pictureKhushi Giri

AnnaReadsHere || More than This


Fellow reader || Copywriter || Queer

Anna, a cisgender bi-romantic asexual who writes for brands for a living and reads to soothe herself. She is a MA in Creative Writing and hopes to put her degree and flair to use soon.

She started reading when her boarding school librarian recommended books to her and Anna couldn’t stop reading since then. It was her escape to get lost in the world of the book and connect with the characters. She relates to the books - Leah on the offbeat and Sisterhood of the traveling pants, she says she gets attached to the characters more than the story as a whole. 

When she found about #Bookstagram, she was ecstatic cause she could read other people’s recommendations and talk to them about books that she loves and make friends talk books all the time. She believes in using Instagram and following people with strong voices to understand more about the LGBTQ+ community along with some other LGTBQ+ organizations that have videos or articles to help the readers understand the community better. She loves the Trevor project

Anna came out as queer when she was 25 years old and has been a part of this community and loved every part of it from hoping that it legal in our country (#Section377) to being accepted and being loved. 

She recommends:

  • Leah on the offbeat by Becky Albertalli

  • More than this by Patrick Ness

  • They both die at the end by Adam Silvera

  • The Trevor Project

About the book-

More than this by Patrick Ness

A Young-adult book about a boy dying and figuring out if the after-life exists or is the just the same life we lived all along just with the dead. 

 I liked the book plot of how it started and you know, how you usually have so many questions when you start reading a book and it takes you a while to get used to the fictional world of the book. With this one, I didn’t feel quite lost but had the right amount of information to read ahead and familiarize myself with the world of More than this. 

The book is about Seth, A gay teen who dies, and as he looks back at his life and understands about his family (of how supportive his dad was, and at the same time, his mom never understood anything about him), his love, his friends. His story meets the other two characters and the diversity in the book is good. 

I have to accept that as the book proceeded, it started to fizzle out a bit and they just left a few loose ends here and there about the world, the protagonist and other characters. 

There was a dash of dystopian feel to it and felt a little like The Hunger Games but here they are a team against the evil and fighting the best to survive with the right amount of technology. 

Anyway, More than this will be giving the story away! Haha. 

Go read it and tell me how you like it. 


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