How I Live Now
This award winning novel will soon be released as a movie starring Saoirse Ronan as Daisy.
Fifteen-year-old New Yorker Daisy is sent to live in the English countryside with cousins she's never even met. When England is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy, the cousins find themselves on their own. Power fails, system fail. As they grow more isolated, the farm becomes a kind of Eden, with no rules. Until the war arrives in their midst.
Daisy's is a war story, a survival story, a love story--all told in the voice of a subversive and witty teenager. This book crackles with anxiety and with lust. It's a stunning and unforgettable first novel that captures the essence of the age of terrorism: how we live now.
Winner of Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2004 and Branford Boase Award 2005. Shortlisted for Booktrust Teenage Prize 2005 and Whitbread Book Awards: Children's Book Category 2004 and British Book Awards: Children's Book of the Year 2005 and Orange Award for New Writers 2005.
Meg Rosoff was born in Boston, USA. She has worked in publishing, public relations and most recently advertising but thinks the best job in the world would be head gardener for Regents Park. Meg lives in Highbury, North London.