How I Live Now

Author: Meg Rosoff

  • Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Published: 30 Jun 2005
  • Recommended Age: 12+ years
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Synopsis

How I Live Now is the powerful and engaging story of Daisy, the precocious New Yorker and her English cousin Edmond, torn apart as war breaks out in London of a not-so-distant future, from the multi award-winning Meg Rosoff. How I Live Now has been adapted for the big screen by Kevin Macdonald, starring Saoirse Ronan as Daisy and releases in 2013.

Fifteen-year-old Daisy thinks she knows all about love. Her mother died giving birth to her, and now her dad has sent her away for the summer, to live in the English countryside with cousins she's never even met.

There she'll discover what real love is: something violent, mysterious and wonderful. There her world will be turned upside down and a perfect summer will explode into a million bewildering pieces.

How will Daisy live then?

'Fresh, honest, rude, funny. I put it down with tears on my face' - Julie Myerson, Guardian

'Assured, powerful, engaging . . . you will want to read everything that Rosoff is capable of writing' - Observer

'An unforgettable adventure' - Sunday Times

Bestselling author Meg Rosoff has received great critical acclaim since the publication of her first novel How I Live Now (winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize). Her other novels, Just in Case (winner of the 2007 Carnegie Medal), The Bride's Farewell and What I Was which was described by The Times as 'Samuel Beckett on ecstasy', are also available from Puffin. Follow Meg on Twitter.

Visit Meg's website at www.megrosoff.co.uk.


On 4th October 2013, How I Live Now will be released as a major film, starring Saoirse Ronan and directed by Kevin Macdonald.

Product details

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780141318011
  • Size: 129 x 198mm
  • Pages: 224
  • Published: 30 Jun 2005
  • Publisher: Penguin
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