Book Review: How I Live Now
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
I'm not sure how to categorize this YA novel...it's not quite romance, not quite suspense, not quite adventure. It is, however, a Printz Honor book, so I thought I would give it a whirl.
This novel takes place in a not too distant future, as Daisy (an American) goes to live with her English cousins at the onset of a war. This novel deals with a lot of heavy issues - incest, anorexia, war, death, family separation and more, and has a raw, unfinished feel to it.
I think this would appeal to older teens and has crossover appeal for adults, but certainly isn't written with younger readers in mind.
Strange and weird, but thought provoking and ultimately hopeful...
Note: I listened to the audio version, narrated by Kim Mai Guest, who did a fine job with this YA voice.
Scribbled by Marissa