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Just In Case

By Meg Rosoff

Just In Case
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  • Hardcover: Aug 2006,
    256 pages.
    Paperback: Jan 2008,
    256 pages.

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From the author of How I Live Now - a novel that is funny, ironic and magically real. Ages 15+

Justin (née David) takes life terribly serious - already teetering on the edge of acute anxiety, he is pushed over the edge when he saves his baby brother from "flying" out the window and becomes determined to escape the hand of fate and change his destiny. One might be tempted to write off his fears as simple paranoia if it wasn't for the fact that the world Justin inhabits is clearly just a little off kilter - adults in general, in particular his parents, are clearly out of touch, only the youngest children seem to be able to understand what Justin is going through; added to which, Fate interjects his own omnisciently sinister commentary from time to time, in a style not dissimilar to The Book Thief.

Like Rosoff's first book (How I Live Now) Just In Case is ostensibly a book for older teens, ...

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