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How I Live Now

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Description

How I Live Now is an original and poignant book by Meg Rosoff, now a film tie-in edition to celebrate the release of the major film starring Saoirse Ronan.

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.

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.

Also by Meg Rosoff:

How I Live Now; Just In Case; What I Was; The Bride's Farewell; There is No Dog

From Publishers Weekly

05 July 2004 – This riveting first novel paints a frighteningly realistic picture of a world war breaking out in the 21st century. Told from the point of view of 15-year-old Manhattan native Daisy, the novel follows her arrival and her stay with cousins on a remote farm in England. Soon after Daisy settles into their farmhouse, her Aunt Penn becomes stranded in Oslo and terrorists invade and occupy England. Daisy's candid, intelligent narrative draws readers into her very private world, which appears almost utopian at first with no adult supervision (especially by contrast with her home life with her widowed father and his new wife). The heroine finds herself falling in love with cousin Edmond, and the author credibly creates a world in which social taboos are temporarily erased. When soldiers usurp the farm, they send the girls off separately from the boys, and Daisy becomes determined to keep herself and her youngest cousin, Piper, alive. Like the ripple effects of paranoia and panic in society, the changes within Daisy do not occur all at once, but they have dramatic effects. In the span of a few months, she goes from a self-centered, disgruntled teen to a courageous survivor motivated by love and compassion.How she comes to understand the effects the war has had on others provides the greatest evidence of her growth, as well as her motivation to get through to those who seem lost to war's consequences. Teens may feel that they have experienced a war themselves as they vicariously witness Daisy's worst nightmares. Like the heroine, readers will emerge from the rubble much shaken, a little wiser and with perhaps a greater sense of humanity. Ages 12-up.

Customer Reviews

Jade3004

this book is absolutely beautiful. captivating from the first chapter, you really do journey through the book, with the characters, right through to the bittersweet end.

10/10

Outstanding!

Loved this book

A+++

Great book, one of my all time favs - have read it so many times. Very captivating in every single way, leaves you wanting more and more after every page. Would highly recommend despite the age its directed at! Beautiful journey, 11/10

How I Live Now
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Dystopian
  • Published: 30 June 2005
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Print Length: 224 Pages
  • Language: English
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