Wednesday, November 23, 2011

How I Live Now

Rosoff, M. (2004). How I Live Now. United Kingdom: Puffin.
Image credit: Perrot Library


A young American girl is sent to England to live with estranged family at the onset of World War III.



Daisy lived in Manhattan with her father. Her biggest concern was her evil stepmother who had recently revealed that she was pregnant. Daisy was sure the baby would be just as devilish as Davina.

Daisy lives with her four cousins in the remote English countryside. Her aunt has been stranded in Norway due to the outbreak of World War III. For a while things are idyllic without an adult around. But, as the war catches up to them, Daisy and her cousins must face a new reality that is violent, hostile, and deadly. Find out what happens to Daisy and see How She Lives Now.

  • Branford Boase Award, 2005
  • Der Luchs des Jahres Book Prize, 2005
  • Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, 2004
  • Julia Ward Howe Prize (Boston Authors Club), 2005
  • Michael L. Printz Award, 2005

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