How I Live Now [Meg Rosoff] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “Every war has turning points and every person too.” Fifteen-year-old Daisy. An English idyll explodes in Meg Rosoff’s How I Live Now, a novel ostensibly written for children. Adults should read it too, says Geraldine. Elisabeth is a fifteen year-old girl who prefers to be called Daisy. Because of an emerging war her parents send her from New York to England.

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Charming surrounding, extraordinarily charming characters ohmigod Piper!! During this time Daisy falls mey love with her cousin Edmond. Finally the army arrives at their doorstep and the children are sent away.

Retrieved 6 August C I didn’t like livw weird little book until about halfway through. I started reading this book at the store, got to chapter 26, and realized it was the end of my lunch break.

I can see what the author was aiming for here: A whole new world for Daisy, who is used to the busy streets of New York. But that then creates a very interesting situation of invader and occupier that is barely touched upon.

I’m not entirely sure how I felt about this.

How I Live Now

Unfortunately it’s also what makes the plot seem contrived. A shame, but like I said, there are better books out there. Aug 03, Nick rated it it was amazing. The most romantic part, the part with the traumatic past and its effect in a peaceful life. Daisy soon finds herself falling in love with Edmond and, after realising that the affection is mutual, begins a relationship with him.


Although Daisy can be an unreliable narrator, especially when it comes to things she’s not much interested in, such as the details of war, she is also utterly trustworthy. View all 12 comments.

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PS There is a film adaptation coming soon starring the rsooff Saoirse Ronan trailer: What a weird little book! Only the eldest goes to school and the other three, together with their cousin, enjoy their independent life without any adults telling them what to do. There were many things I liked about the story – the fact that it didn’t fit in any genre it started as a story of an anorexic girl, then morphed into some kind of dystopia and then became a survival storyI liked Daisy’s voice – snarky and witty with a healthy dose of unreasonableness and selfishness, the portrayal of war was gritty, and Daisy’s personal struggle with weight was fair What a weird little book!

My main emotional response a lot of roskff time was “So? Stylistically, this book is stunning. Staying alive was what we did to pass the time. On top of the disgusting content I found there to be really no plot and no real clear roslff or ending.


It didn’t sound so bad at all, really, quite solidly in my forte when I think about it. The reason I did this was because directly after reading the book, like I’m talking mere seconds after finishing, I watched this movie. Till adults enter their little bubble and break it in tiny dirty soap particles. Oct 11, Steph Sinclair marked it as due-to-author.

Her narrative was what gave me so much trouble; she is so selfish, so self-centered, so utterly self-absorbed. Her first-person narrative style also drove me crazy. I want to like it more than I do, but after a week of stops and starts and at least four boredom naps, right now it’s not the book hhow me.

Printz Award and the Carnegie Medal. Daisy’s voice runs on with barely a breath and gives it a rushed feeling, so that details were hard to take in and I sometimes became disorientated. Daisy says the enemy drew the British troops somewhere else then swooped in and took the country and now defend it from the original army. If the author has conversations between characters? It’s so much more than that.

For someone who’s narrating, I didn’t learn much about her, and through her shallow eyes I learnt only superficial things about others.