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How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
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Apr 13, 11

bookshelves: ya, read-aloud
Recommended to lauren by: sylas
Read from January 30 to April 10, 2011, read count: 1

So much more than cousin love. These kids are tough and smart and flawed. The narrator, Daisy, started off bordering on being a mildly annoying angsty teen, but she really pulled through as the war went on and she was fighting to survive and be reunited with the others. And the family was the sort of family that it seems appealing to be a part of, resourceful and tight without being suffocating. I want to forage for chestnuts and watercress. There are dreamy bits like that, but the book also draws you into the awfulness of war, the hunger and loss and upheaval.

We read this aloud over the course of several sunday evenings, and i loved having it read to me (and occasionally reading it).
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sylas i have this book! it's SO good.

lauren i like feral children. it's on my list.

sylas well, you can borrow it any time.

message 4: by lyndsey (new)

lyndsey feral children. oooo.

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