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How I Live Now

By Meg Rosoff

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| Paperback | 9780141318011

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"How I Live Now" is the powerful and engaging story of Daisy, the precocious New Yorker and her English cousin Edmond, torn apart as war breaks out in London, from the multi award-winning Meg Rosoff. "How I Live Now" has been adapted for the big scre Continue

"How I Live Now" is the powerful and engaging story of Daisy, the precocious New Yorker and her English cousin Edmond, torn apart as war breaks out in London, from the multi award-winning Meg Rosoff. "How I Live Now" has been adapted for the big screen by Kevin Macdonald, starring Saoirse Ronan as Daisy and releases in 2013. Fifteen-year-old Daisy thinks she knows all about love. Her mother died giving birth to her, and now her dad has sent her away for the summer, to live in the English countryside with cousins she's never even met. There she'll discover what real love is: something violent, mysterious and wonderful. There her world will be turned upside down and a perfect summer will explode into a million bewildering pieces. How will Daisy live then? "Fresh, honest, rude, funny. I put it down with tears on my face". (Julie Myerson, "Guardian"). "Assured, powerful, engaging ...you will want to read everything that Rosoff is capable of writing". ("Observer"). "An unforgettable adventure". ("Sunday Times"). Bestselling author Meg Rosoff has received great critical acclaim since the publication of her first novel "How I Live Now" (winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize).
Her other novels, "Just in Case" (winner of the 2007 Carnegie Medal), "The Bride's Farewell" and "What I Was" which was described by "The Times" as 'Samuel Beckett on ecstasy', are also available from Puffin. Follow Meg on Twitter @megrosoff.

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    Survival story

    This book reminded me of a recurring nightmare that I had as child when I was running and hiding in the woods from some unknown enemy. Set "slightly in the future" during a world-wide war, a family of children are left to survive on their own when th ...(continue)

    This book reminded me of a recurring nightmare that I had as child when I was running and hiding in the woods from some unknown enemy. Set "slightly in the future" during a world-wide war, a family of children are left to survive on their own when their mother leaves for some unknown reason probably related to the war. It did keep my attention and at times I was fairly riveted to the page. Not the best I've ever read, but certainly not the worst.

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    Own it. 7th and up.

    Great book. Is this the future?

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    Tulalola said on Jun 7, 2007 | Add your feedback

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    2005 Michael L Printz Award BookI have a love-hate relationship with this book. I thought it was very well written, however, I will be very surprised if a lot of teenagers read it and like it. There were times when I wanted to put it down and not fin ...(continue)

    2005 Michael L Printz Award BookI have a love-hate relationship with this book. I thought it was very well written, however, I will be very surprised if a lot of teenagers read it and like it. There were times when I wanted to put it down and not finish it at all. I did like the ending. I think it might make a good discussion book, however, I would have a really hard time trying to sell a book I didn't entirely like.

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    SheReads said on Mar 5, 2007 | Add your feedback

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