Just in Case

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Plume, 2008 - Fiction - 246 pages
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David Case never questions his ordinary suburban life -- until one fateful day, a brush with death brings him face to face with his own mortality. Suddenly, everywhere he looks he sees catastrophe, disaster, the ruin of the human race, the demise of the planet...not to mention (to pinpoint the exact source of his anxiety) possible pain and suffering for himself.

So he changes his name, reinvents his appearance, and falls in love with the seductive Agnes Bee -- in the hope that he?ll become unrecognizable to Fate and saved from his own doom. With his imaginary greyhound in tow, Justin Case struggles to maintain his new image and above all, to survive in a world where twists of fate wait for him around every corner.

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The plot seemed to go nowhere. - Goodreads
Cute premise, but the book itself falls a bit short. - Goodreads
I don't get the ending, plain weird. - Goodreads

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Basically, it's written stream-of-consciousness from the perspective of a few characters but as interpreted by the mind of a teenage boy whose paralyzing fear causes him to lose his grip on reality ... Read full review

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This is an interesting coming of age story that starts with a bang: a depressive teen's baby brother almost falls out a window on his watch. He realized how his life could have been shattered and ... Read full review

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Meg Rosoff was born in Boston, USA. She has worked in publishing, public relations and most recently advertising, but thinks the best job in the world would be head gardener for Regents Park. Meg lives in Highbury, North London. She is the author of Just in Case, What I Was and How I Live Now.

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