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How I Live Now

by Meg Rosoff

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff X
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
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    Aug 2004, 208 pages
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    Jul 2005, 208 pages

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VampireSlayerLady

Well...
I have very mixed feelings about this book. I bought it two years ago in English (that´s not my first language),but I never read it. Then I totally forgot about it and a few weeks ago I found it in one corner of my bookshelf. I read the first page and than the second and the third one and I just couldn't put it down! It was fascinating and I don´t know why,but I really couldn't stop reading. I finished the whole book in one afternoon. I liked the first part very much,but then, when Daisy and Piper were separated from Edmond and the others it got boring for me.I´m a quite romantic girl and I wanted more love.I wanted Daisy and Edmond to be together,to run and suffer together. It could have been soooo amazing...but so I didn't like it that much, and I hated the ending. But like I´ve mentioned earlier,the first part,when they were together was wonderful...Like I said: Mixed feelings...
gerry

just too!!! boring for me
The book How I Live Now is very boring. I am into action, big turning points, adventure. This book had very little of any of them. From recent reviews I would have too agree with some of the responses, for example the way Meg Rosoff described the relationship between Edmond and Elizabeth. Truly it grossed me out . I don't know how things are done in England, but in the US that is just wrong , not natural.
Ann

Strange indeed
I have mixed views about this book, it was captivating but a little hard to follow. I also find the fact she was in love with her cousin a little bit too weird, we don't even know why she loves him. Also, I think some of the moral values are askew: C'mon, Emond smokes, drinks and drives at age 14! I had to read this book for a English class and some of the topics were controversial for kids (12-13) and the fact that the Author didn't use "" quotes did not make it an easy book to read.
no name

:(
I've tried to read this book so many times I don't really think it is fair to judge a book before you read it but i also don't think you should be able to publish a book if you cant use ""'s . Meg Rossoff didn't use quotes and let me tell you, it drove me crazy. I'm not all big on grammar myself,but I know this is something you need to do so your reader can understand what you are saying.
gaelin

incest cousin loving
Bad writing style.
Really unrealistic.
Bad storyline.
Way overrated.
None

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.

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