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Meg Rosoff

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Meg Rosoff was born in Boston and had three or four careers in publishing and advertising before she moved to London in 1989, where she lives now with her husband and daughter. Formerly a Young Adult author, Meg has earned numerous prizes including the highest American and British honors for YA fiction: the Michael L. Printz Award and the Carnegie Medal.


It has come to my attention that the people who should be posting my blogs have been remiss of late. Shame on them. I would like to take this opportunity to apologize on my, sorry, their behalf.Perhaps they have temporarily run out of witty/wise/timely things to say. I suggest you go about your business and [...] Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.52 · 40,249 ratings · 5,660 reviews · 19 distinct works · Similar authors
How I Live Now
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 26,795 ratings — published 2004 — 62 editions
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What I Was
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 2,907 ratings — published 2007 — 34 editions
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Picture Me Gone
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 2,675 ratings — published 2013 — 18 editions
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Just in Case
3.22 of 5 stars 3.22 avg rating — 2,688 ratings — published 2006 — 23 editions
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There Is No Dog
2.98 of 5 stars 2.98 avg rating — 2,121 ratings — published 2011 — 22 editions
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The Bride's Farewell
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Jumpy Jack & Googily
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Wild Boars Cook
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 200 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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Vamoose!
3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Brother of the More Famous Jack by Barbara Trapido
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This is my first Barbara Trapido and I now have to read everything she's ever written. It kills me that I didn't read this book in my 20s -- its heroine is just starting off at university and at love, looking for her place in the world and in a large ...more
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A High Wind in Jamaica
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Best novel about children (not for children, however!) I've read in years. Written in 1929, it's strange, dark, hilarious, odd. I would kill to have written a book this brilliant.
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An astonishing, wonderful, brilliant coming of age novel. As far as I'm concerned, this is Almond's best work so far, with more brilliant novels to come.
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"Frankly, I am in awe. This book has incredible honesty and depth. It shows so much about friendships, the shades of truth and lies, and loyalty. This is the best book I've come across this year. "
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“I don't get nearly enough credit in life for the things I manage not to say.”
Meg Rosoff, How I Live Now

“I am almost a hundred years old; waiting for the end, and thinking about the beginning.

There are things I need to tell you, but would you listen if I told you how quickly time passes?

I know you are unable to imagine this.

Nevertheless, I can tell you that you will awake someday to find that your life has rushed by at a speed at once impossible and cruel. The most intense moments will seem to have occurred only yesterday and nothing will have erased the pain and pleasure, the impossible intensity of love and its dog-leaping happiness, the bleak blackness of passions unrequited, or unexpressed, or unresolved.”
Meg Rosoff, What I Was

“I was dying, of course, but then we all are. Every day, in perfect increments, I was dying of loss.
The only help for my condition, then as now, is that I refused to let go of what I loved. I wrote everything down, at first in choppy fragments; a sentence here, a few words there, it was the most I could handle at the time. Later I wrote more, my grief muffled but not eased by the passage of time.
When I go back over my writing now I can barely read it. The happiness is the worst. Some days I can't bring myself to remember. But I will not relinquish a single detail of the past. What remains of my life depends on what happened six years ago.
In my brain, in my limbs, in my dreams, it is still happening.”
Meg Rosoff, How I Live Now

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