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How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
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Apr 10, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: kidslit, magicalrealism
Read in April, 2008

Readable and pretty, though just a little too, hm -- precious is not quite the word. Let's just say that I shall henceforth approach books told in the first person by teenagers from New York City with caution, because they have a too-cool-for-you air which just seems a bit too made to appeal to teenagers. Though not any teenagers I ever knew or was -- just the idea people have of teenagers.

Still, quite good on English countryside and horrors of war, despite eccentric lack of punctuation. Sobering to think that this is how many kids live all over the world, though not in England.
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