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How I Live Now

How I Live Now

by Meg Rosoff

"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.

11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Thorndike Press
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages

About the Author

Meg Rosoff Meg Rosoff was born in Boston, was educated at Harvard and St Martin's College of Art, and worked in New York City for ten years before moving to London in 1989, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and two very hairy dogs.

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