How I Live Now

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Penguin Books Limited, Jun 30, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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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

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

Unexpectedly excellent. Self-absorbed, troubled teen from NY is sent to live with her cousins in England when a war breaks out. A touch of the fantastical (her cousins are a bit psychic), but mostly just great story-telling. Read full review

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User Review  - Cassandra2020 - LibraryThing

How I live Now by Meg Rosoff - Good (better than expected) When I picked this up, I didn't realise it was a Young Adult book, but was persuaded by my fellow book worms to give it a go anyway. Daisy is ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

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.

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