Saturday, July 31, 2010

2010 book 195

Meg Rosoff's How I Live Now
Rosoff is one of those YA writers everyone seems to love, but I hated the only book of hers I've read (Justin Case) and have mostly avoided her. However, I read en excerpt of this online, and although the narrative voice rubbed me the wrong way (all run-on sentences and Capital Letters to make things seem important), the story was intriguing. It's about an American girl who, in the near future, is shipped off to live with her British cousins. But the world is on the brink of war, and just as she's finding love, the family is split apart. Her wartime journey is fairly compelling, and though I found the ending to be less awesome than I hoped, this is still a solid B+.

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