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Rosoff, Meg. How I live now. New York: Wendy Lamb Books, 2004.
Annotation: Daisy is a teenage girl visiting her relatives in England. As she finds love, war breaks out and splits her family and new love apart.
Orange Prize Nominee for New Writers (2005)
Printz Award (2005)
Branford Boase Award (2005)
Book Talk: Daisy can’t stand her new stepmother. Her father feels it’s best for her to go live with her aunt and cousins over in England. Upon arriving, Daisy notices that life in England is a lot different than in New York. She immediately is taken with her new family and feels a new responsibility for her little cousins. Life seems to be grand living in England, on a farm, surrounded by family that love and respect her. On top of that, it seems that Daisy is finding love in all the most unusual places. When war breaks out within England, Daisy’s new life is ripped apart by circumstances beyond her control. With her new sense of responsibility for her cousin’s safe, Daisy sets out to be reunited with her family and her new true love. Will Daisy’s life ever be sane again?