How I Live Now

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Meg Rosoff
Narrator: Kim Mai Guest
Genres: Juvenile & Children's, Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Listening Library
Published In: April 2005
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 5 hours
Tell Your Friends:


""EVERY WAR HAS turning points and every person too."
Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she's never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy.
As power fails, and systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated. Despite the war, it's a kind of Eden, with no adults in charge and no rules, a place where Daisy's uncanny bond with her cousins grows into something rare and extraordinary. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way.
A riveting and astonishing story.

"From the Hardcover edition.

Author Details

Author Details

Rosoff, Meg

Meg Rosoffas first novel "How I Live Now" won the Michael L. Printz Award, a Guardian Fiction Prize, and the Branford Boase Award. "Just in Case," her second novel, won the 2007 Carnegie Medal and was short listed for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Costa (formerly Whitbread) Award. Rosoff was born in Boston and had three or four careers in publishing and advertising before she moved to London in 1989.