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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Without the knowledge that this book is set in present-time, this book could easily have been set in the s, there is a timelessness in how it feels, but that’s perhaps intrinsic in a story of this nature. View all 4 comments. Archived from the original on 10 October Unfortunately it’s also what makes the plot seem contrived.

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View all 17 comments. C Rosoff didn’t like this weird little book until about halfway through. But that isn’t to say that Daisy and her younger cousin Piper are not strong characters.

I didn’t love this book. Daisy is a normal teenage girl facing an extraordinary situation. View all 19 comments. Dec 20, Lauren hwo it it was amazing Recommends it for: A war in which terrorists replace squadrons. The novel is first person with Daisy recounting her experiences after the fact.

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

The novel starts when fifteen-year-old Daisy is exiled by her father and step-mother to rural England where she is sent to live with her aunt and cousins. I noticed that once you realize someone’s watching you it’s pretty hard not to find yourself watching them back. She is a reminder that life persists even in epochs of death.


It is Daisy’s voice – spiky, defiant and vulnerable – that makes this novel; it also ensures that it is so compelling and rosof. Want to Read saving…. In the vast majority of book, there were no quotation marks and I got used to that, but then in the second part, suddenly sometimes there were quotation marks and I was honestly so confused because hoe was pretty inconsistent which lines of dialogue had or didn’t have any. I was really disappointed. The narrator’s still pretty shallow even after she’s forced to act like an adult.

How I Live Now

The writing style is very stream-of-consciousness, and there are no quotation marks around dialogue, which can be a little strange for readers. View all 21 comments. And Edmond, who has ‘eyes the colour of unsettled weather’, is so much her soulmate that he can get inside her head, even when they are far apart. I was quite addicted to reading this book, and found it hard to put down. A riveting and astonishing story. Finally the army arrives at their meeg and the children are sent away.

There is a weird Edmond, there is a sarcastic Daisy, and the result is immediate. I’ve also watched my fair share of TV episodes based on this premise, so that is the reason why I started reading this book. What is rozoff to add rosff The WWI began with horses and ended with tanks.

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Jun 08, karen rated it it was amazing Shelves: So it’s very strange to read the entire novel without feeling a single genuine emotion other than annoyance at both the characters and the plot. For the film adaptation of the same title, see How I Live Now film.


As Daisy and Edmond fall in not-so-chaste love, her Aunt Penn, who appears to be some sort of international peacekeeper, is summoned to Oslo in an attempt to avert the threatened war. The strongest part of the novel is the middle where the incest doesn’t loom large and before the ending seems to cut everything short, much in the way resolutions can put a stop to events in real life. I found the whole story rather boring and pointless. Near the end of the book, Daisy who had been pulled back to America by her father goes back to England to see Edmond and the rest.

So over all it was a good read.

Mg read some very good books with first-person narration that, through the author’s skill, manage to reveal more than the narrator realises, so that the reader has an even better understanding of what’s j on than the narrator does, even though they’re our only source.

A whole new world for Daisy, who is used to the busy streets of New York. Aug 03, Nick rated it it was amazing. View all 10 comments. Rationing, send the kids off to strangers, shoot a couple of people, a massacre at a farmhouse – yeah, that should do it.

Still, the premise is an interesting one, so I continued with the book. Rosogf — Midwinterblood I didn’t like her, I didn’t trust her, and to me, she was an unreliable narrator because her view of the world is so skewed Fighting back is what I’ve discovered I do best.