How I Live Now
ISBN: 0553376055
EAN13: 9780553376050
Language: English
Publication Date: April 11, 2006
Pages: 194
Dimensions: 0.90" H x 7.80" L x 5.20" W
Weight: 0.50 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
In a riveting debut, Rosoff pens a novel told from the point of view of 15-year-old Daisy, an American girl who is sent to her aunt's farm in England. When London is attacked and war breaks out, Daisy forges an extraordinary bond with her cousins.
Editor Reviews
From the front Cover 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.