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How I Live Now
How I Live Now | Meg Rosoff
Every war has turning points and every person too.Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins shes never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy.As power fails, and systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated. Despite the war, its a kind of Eden, with no adults in charge and no rules, a place where Daisys uncanny bond with her cousins grows into something rare and extraordinary. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way.A riveting and astonishing story.
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xxjenadanxx
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When Daisy arrives in England to stay with family she‘s never met, she learns there is something a little different about them. She easily falls into a sense of belonging more than she ever did in New York, and finds herself in love. But then Britain is invaded by an unknown enemy. At first nothing changes, but then food begins to be rationed, the farm is sequestered, the family is separated, and nothing will ever be the same.

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Underqueen
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One of my favourites from my early teenage years. A raw and real story even with fantastical aspects.

xxjenadanxx This is awaiting me on my kindle. I‘m glad to know it‘s a good read! 8mo
Underqueen @xxjenadanxx I hope you enjoy it 😊 happy reading 📖❤️ 8mo
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Zelma
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Had my book in the ER last night while sitting with my mother-in-law. Long afternoon and evening and finished my book. Now am in her hospital room and forgot my next one in the car. Also, dementia is a bitch.

tpixie Hugs! 8mo
Laura317 Bless you! I‘ve been there with my dear MIL. It‘s difficult seeing someone you love just seemingly fade away. Hugs! 8mo
TheLibrarian So sorry ☹️ *hugs* My father was just diagnosed last year with dementia and I agree, it is a bitch. 8mo
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Zelma @tpixie thanks so much 8mo
Nute {{{HUGS}}} 8mo
Zelma @Laura317 and @TheLibrarian I‘m sorry you both have had to deal with this. The worst part is that I am literally having to convince everyone here that something is really wrong. She can answer the basic questions about her name and age with no problem so they think she‘s lucid. 8mo
Zelma @Nute thank you. 8mo
tpixie ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 8mo
Jas16 Sending ❤️ 8mo
irre 💕💕 8mo
ravenlee 💓💓💓 love and hugs to you both. 8mo
WhatThePuck @Zelma name/age/birthday are all long term memories. They're usually the last to go. They should ask her how old she is or who the president is or even what her jewelry is called. My grandma puts her watch on every day out of habit, but can't tell you what it is or what it's for. Yet you ask her the time and she'll show you her watch. She has a lovely neurologist who helped us with questions to give the nursing staff. 8mo
Dragon Hugs 🤗 8mo
Zelma @WhatThePuck what were one or two of the questions? I finally got them to listen when after another barrage of age/birthday/location questions, I asked her to tell them about her eyesight. She talked about all she could see and how it just came back two nights ago. She is blind (no light or anything). That convinced them I am not being hysterical. 8mo
Zelma @tpixie @Jas16 @irre @ravenlee @JennyM @Dragon thanks so much for the support. 8 agree, dementia is normal but what isn‘t normal is going from the level of forgetting what she had for lunch and what day it is to hallucinating people and talking to them and telling everyone she can see everything in the room (she‘s completely blind). Something happened when that changes in the course of one day. 8mo
tpixie also make sure that they check for urinary tract infection that can cause confusion as well as electrolyte imbalances not that she isn‘t suffering from dementia but that can cause quick changes in alertness 8mo
Zelma @tpixie first thing we checked. Not that. 8mo
tpixie @Zelma good ? Well good they checked. Take care- prayers your way 8mo
CouronneDhiver No new meds? Sometimes a bad reaction can cause hallucinations and cognitive changes. 8mo
Zelma @CouronneDhiver nothing new. Probably a TIA. She is back to baseline normal today, but remembers all her hallucinations. Very strange and stressful few days but I will be better prepared next time. 8mo
ravenlee I hope she‘s doing all right, and you as well. I was thinking of you earlier today. 8mo
Zelma @ravenlee thank you so much. She is back to confused and hallucinating. It‘s pretty terrible. 8mo
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MeganAnn
How I Live Now | Meg Rosoff
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Book 2: #newyearwhodis
Overall, I enjoyed this book but there were a few issues with it. The main character, Daisy, is sent to spend the summer with her cousins on their farm in the English countryside. Her aunt goes away for a few days for business, but then a war breaks out and Daisy and her cousins are left on their own.

Daisy romanticizes her eating disorder through all the other trials they endure and I found that a bit jarring. 👇🏻

MeganAnn I also find the timing felt odd (cellphones are common in America where Daisy came from, but she gets to England and they are never mentioned other than a brief comment on her arrival saying hers doesn‘t work there... no one else has a cell phone?) And all modern conveniences seem pretty much nonexistent the entire time. But other than those couple of things, I found the overall story interesting and wanted to keep reading until the end. 10mo
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Avidreader25
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“If you haven't been in a war and are wondering how long it takes to get used to losing everything you think you need or love, I can tell you the answer is no time at all.”

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La_Cori
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Slajaunie Love these!💙 1y
RealBooks4ever 💜💜💜 1y
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DebbieGrillo
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I read this in two days, which is unusual for me. Because I couldn't put it down I'm calling it a pick, but I'm still unsure how I feel about it. The ending was satisfying.

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Mccartershanon
How I Live Now | Meg Rosoff
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I didn‘t like anything about this book. The writing style was irritating, the characters were lifeless shells, and no matter how hard I tried I just didn‘t care. It‘s a short read but it feels unbearably long and is overall very forgettable

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StaceyKondla
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Book Haul Picture #2 from Word On The Street - my used book purchases totalled $7

Cinfhen 😍 2y
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
How I Live Now | Meg Rosoff
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Meh. Don't see what all the fuss is about. Thought it was kinda boring. If I'd been reading it in print instead of listening to the audiobook I'd've ditched it.

moranadatter I wasn't a fan either. 2y
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @moranadatter glad I'm not the only one! 2y
Mdargusch Good to know. 2y
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Mdargusch some other ppl love it, so don't take only my word! 2y
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CaylasBooktopia
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I read my first ever war story How I Live Now. I can not tell you how controversial this read was for me. It was so ugh I do not know how I felt about this book! There are just parts I absolutely hated, but then others that I had so much appreciation and awe for.

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MaleficentBookDragon
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Today's #bookhaul from the #SalvationArmy $2.49

Joelene Ready player one is one of my faves!! 💙 2y
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lostinabookishcollection
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One of my all time favourite summer books is this one - How I live now. The writing is absolutely wonderful and I love the fact that it's set in the UK *noot noot* all aboard the patriotic train 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

This is a dystopian young adult novel with some older themes, but it's written in a PG-13 manor so it's a good read for young teens.

It's really summery and I read it every year, please everyone read it!
Also the movie is very good

ReadingTurtleDuck I loved the movie, but never read the book. 😅 I didn't know there was a book until after watching the movie. 2y
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betweenendpages Such a good book!!! I think I need to reread it! 2y
silksandblades HOW DOES ONE GET A PICTURE LIKE THIS 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
amillionbookswithyou Amazing photo 😍 2y
lostinabookishcollection @ReadingTurtleDuck that was the same with me, the movie ending is better in my opinion 2y
booksfortea I still have that book on my TBR! I've heard great things about it and should really get to it ❤ 2y
infinitbr I'm just so obsessed with this pic!! 2y
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Leniverse
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For the most part I can't really connect with the narrator in this book, but there are parts where I chuckle in agreement.

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Foxyfictionista
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🐏🐏🐏🐏 This was a pretty good book. It wasn't what I was expecting but I don't really know what I was expecting. It was a bit squicky with the whole cousin love plot but overall it was a good story.

I forgot to take a picture of the book before I returned it to the library so please enjoy this Google image.

Leniverse A friend has been recommending Meg Rosoff to me. I had that specific book in my Readathon stack, but didn't get around to it. Plan on reading it this week though. 3y
valeriegeary Squicky is a fantastic word! 👏👏👏 3y
Foxyfictionista @Leniverse Unfortunately, after I posted this, I went over to Goodreads to post my progress and saw an article that someone posted about this author. Apparently, she has very specific opinions regarding diversity in books and thinks that we don't need it. Had I read that first, I probably would not have read her book. 3y
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Leniverse Oh wow, really? That's highly disappointing, and a very strange view to take! From a female author no less! 😦 3y
Foxyfictionista @Leniverse Yeah it was pretty disappointing to read. Here's the article if you're interested. It's from 2015 so I don't know if her views have changed in the past couple of years of not. I hope so. http://bibliodaze.com/2015/10/the-unbearable-whiteness-of-meg-rosoff-a-dissectio... 3y
Foxyfictionista @valeriegeary I love that word! I've used it at least 3 times since I posted this review. 🤣 3y
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emtobiasz
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#currentlyreading #audiobook One of my classmates talked up this book in our YA class and it really caught my attention. Of course, that was a couple months ago, and I've since forgotten everything about it. We'll see how it goes!

Lindy I have rather gone off on Rosoff since her blinkered statements about diversity in youth literature, but I admit that I've enjoyed many of her books, and this one above all. 3y
emtobiasz @Lindy oh, it's super frustrating when authors are so close-minded 🙁 3y
Lindy @emtobiasz Yes. Rosoff seems to believe in the value of books as a window, but not as a mirror. 3y
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Jenken1998
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To be honest it took me a few chapters to like this one.. I had difficulty with the style if writing.. then I relaxed and just went with the flow.. it's an amazing story of survival. Loved the very flawed main character.

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quirkyreader
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Get that tissue box ready. This story is going to make you cry.

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shanebeth
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I read this weird, wonderful book for an adolescent lit class in college. I fell in love with the narrator's voice. #MinimalisticCovers

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BirdieReads
How I Live Now | Meg Rosoff

"It's a shame, starting out your first day on the planet as a murderer, but there you go. I didn't have much choice at the time."

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ella152
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This was a very good book written unlike anything I've ever read. It was hard to connect with the main character, Daisy, but I absolutely adore some of the others. I would rate this 4.5/5 stars.

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BreathlessTess
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ALMA-prisvinnaren Meg Rosoffs roman om amerikanska Daisy som flyttar till sina kusiner i England. Sedan kommer kriget ...

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