Rated of 5
Waste of Time!!!
How I Live Now was a book that was painful to read. Everyone I know who has read it has said that they felt let down at the end of the novel. I quote, "I want the last hour of my life back." "I hated all the characters." "I didn't realize that I'd finished the book until I ran out of pages - it just felt so wrong!" The protagonist, Daisy, had no real personality, making it difficult to continue reading. The idea behind the love story is understandable, but it didn't seem to fit in context with everything else that was occurring. Finally the worst part: The story had the potential to be great. All it would have taken would have been a little more description where it mattered, and a little less in the boring parts. If Rosoff had built the story more than was done, it might have been a good read. Instead, the end came with a disappointment. For all the hype about the book, I feel cheated.