Sunday, January 2, 2011

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

How I Live Now
This begins in modern day London, slightly in the future, and as its heroine has a 15-year-old Manhattanite called Daisy. She's picked up at the airport by Edmond, her English cousin, a boy in whose life she is destined to become intricately entwined. Daisy stays at her Aunt Penn's country farmhouse for the summer with Edmond and her other cousins. They spend some idyllic weeks together--often alone with Aunt Penn away travelling in Norway. Daisy's cousins seem to have an almost telepathic bond, and Daisy is mesmerized by Edmond and soon falls in love with him. Their world changes forever when an unnamed aggressor invades England and begins a years-long occupation.  This is an easy enjoyable read and I enjoyed the quirkiness of it not being a conventional novel.

Rating: 4.1 Good

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