Saturday, January 29, 2011

Interesting YA

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

Fifteen year old Daisy is sent by her father and pregnant step-monster to England to stay with her Aunt Penn and cousins that she has never met. She immediately falls in love with Edmund, her 15 year old cousin, and develops a bond with the others. Aunt Penn is in Oslo working, so the kids are on their own living out an idyllic summer. Until suddenly, England has become occupied by an unnamed evil force and the country is thrown into a new world war.

This is an interesting story of survival and love. There were a lot of things that I liked about this story as well as several things that really bothered me. Such as a lot of big ideas/plot lines that go undeveloped and questions that go unanswered.

1 comment:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'm curious about this one Sharon, even more so after reading your review.

Hope you and your family are doing well.