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  • Published: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, c2004.
  • Year Published: 2004
  • Description: 194 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 1620

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0553376055
  • 0385746776 :



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How I live now

by Rosoff, Meg.

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Where To Find It

Call number: Teen Fiction, R Printz Award 2005

Available Copies: Downtown Teen, 1st Floor, Pittsfield Teen

Additional Details

To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New York City, fifteen-year-old Daisy goes to England to stay with her aunt and cousins, with whom she instantly bonds, but soon war breaks out and rips apart the family while devastating the land.

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this is kind of d book

Strange but beautiful

The language and structure of the text of this book is almost lyrical, metaphorical, and all-around deeply moving. The content of the story itself is a little offbeat, with the whole cousin-getting-with-cousin thing, but do not let it disguise or ruin the intense beauty of Rosoff's unique style of writing for you. I really enjoyed what she does with punctuation in the novel; keep in mind that these unique punctuation decisions are not all for random aesthetics, but instead, everything from the lack of punctuation to that big black circle has a significant meaning in this book.


It was an okay book. Not a lot of punctuation. It was kind of hard to understand what was happening in the book. It was short, and kind of simple. Some of the charcters were really weird, too. Maybe 3 out of 5 stars.


I think this book was a weird and really creepy. Overall, it was pretty interesting.

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