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    DescriptionHow I Live Now is an original and poignant book by Meg Rosoff. 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. Also by Meg Rosoff: How I Live Now; Just In Case; What I Was; The Bride's Farewell; and There is No Dog.


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    Title
    How I Live Now
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Meg Rosoff
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141318011
    ISBN 10: 0141318015
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: PER
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AN
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    BIC E4L: NF11+
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E3N79
    DC22: 823.92
    BIC subject category V2: YXS
    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    Libri: ENGM3000, ENGL2030, KIND1415, ENGL3095, KIND1443
    BISAC V2.8: JUV000000
    BIC subject category V2: 5AN
    Thema V1.0: YFB, YXHL
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    30 June 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review text
    Manhattanite Daisy, 15, moves to London to stay with an aunt and cousins she's never met. Without preamble or fanfare, an unidentified enemy attacks and war ensues. Her aunt is abroad on a peace mission, meaning that Daisy and her three cousins, with whom she forges a remarkable relationship, must survive almost entirely on their own. This is a very relatable contemporary story, told in honest, raw first-person and filled with humor, love, pathos, and carnage. War, as it will, changes these young people irrevocably, not necessarily for the worse. They and readers know that no one will ever be the same. The story of Daisy and her three exceptional cousins, one of whom becomes her first lover, offers a keen perspective on human courage and resilience. An epilogue, set six years after the conclusion, while war still lingers, ends Daisy's story on a bittersweet, hopeful note. (Fiction. 12+) (Kirkus Reviews)