How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

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Meg Rosoff has written an impressive novel about war, survival and teenage love. The story is told from the point of view of Daisy, the smart and courageous protagonist...It is a very engaging book and makes you think differently about what war and death do to the people who are surrounded by them.
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Synopsis

“Every war has turning points and every person too.”

Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she’s never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy.

As power fails, and systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated. Despite the war, it’s a kind of Eden, with no adults in charge and no rules, a place where Daisy’s uncanny bond with her cousins grows into something rare and extraordinary. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way.

A riveting and astonishing story.
 

About Meg Rosoff

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MEG ROSOFF was born in Boston and currently lives in London, with her husband and daughter. Her debut novel, How I Live Now, won the Michael L. Printz Award and was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Her second novel, Just In Case, won the 2007 CILIP Carnegie Medal and was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. What I Was, Rosoff's third novel, was shortlisted for the 2008 CILIP Carnegie Medal.Meg Rosoff (www.megrosoff.co.uk) was born in Boston and currently lives in London with her husband and daughter. Her debut novel, How I Live Now, won the Michael L. Printz Award and was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Her second novel, Just in Case, won the 2007 CILIP Carnegie Medal and was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. What I Was, Rosoff's third novel, was shortlisted for the 2008 CILIP Carnegie Medal.
 
Published November 30, 2004 by Wendy Lamb Books. 224 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction
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Above average
Reviewed by Scoutingforbooks on Apr 26 2014

True love, however, we see can endure anything, which is displayed so well in this book...In conclusion, I would give this book a 7/10 for the fact it was a strong piece of literature, in my opinion, but I will be forever disappointed by the ending.

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Good
Reviewed by Readr on Nov 01 2013

Meg Rosoff has written an impressive novel about war, survival and teenage love. The story is told from the point of view of Daisy, the smart and courageous protagonist...It is a very engaging book and makes you think differently about what war and death do to the people who are surrounded by them.

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