Thursday, November 1, 2007

How I Live Now (Book #109)

How I Live Now (Meg Rosoff, 2004) is an unusual YA novel and yet another example of how YA fiction is more interesting and varied than it ever was half my lifetime ago when I was in the proper demographic to read it. It's about a girl who's sent from New York to live with cousins in England because of problems with her new stepmother...only while she's there a war breaks out. Rosoff writes tightly in the POV of her narrator, who was already troubled before the war starts, and there's no tidy conclusion. I found it a different, compelling read.

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