- 出版社: Wendy Lamb Books; Reprint (2006年4月11日)
- 平装: 224页
- 读者对象: 12 岁 及 以上
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0553376055
- 条形码: 9780553376050
- 商品尺寸: 13.2 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
- 商品重量: 177 g
- ASIN: 0553376055
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How I Live Now
"A daring, wise, and sensitive look at the complexities of being young in a world teetering on chaos, Rosoff's poignant exploration of perseverance in the face of the unknown is a timely lesson for us all." - People Magazine
"This riveting first novel paints a frighteningly realistic picture of a world war breaking out in the 21st century . . . Readers will emerge from the rubble much shaken, a little wiser, and with perhaps a greater sense of humanity." - Publishers Weekly, Starred
“That rare, rare thing, a first novel with a sustained, magical and utterly faultless voice. After five pages, I knew she could persuade me to believe anything.” —Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
“Readers will remain absorbed to the very end by this unforgettable and original story.”—The Bulletin, Starred
“A winning combination of acerbic commentary, innocence, and sober vision. . . . Hilarious, lyrical, and compassionate.”—The Horn Book, Starred
“A fantastic treat . . . Daisy is an unforgettable heroine.”—Kliatt, Starred
“Powerful and engaging . . . a likely future classic.”—The Observer (U.K.)
“A crunchily perfect knock-out of a debut novel.”—The Guardian (U.K.)
From the Hardcover edition.
This is Meg Rosoff’s first novel. The author lives in London.
From the Hardcover edition.
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There is deep meaning in this story and the reader must look further than the surface words.
This is a beautiful story, but I think this is too mature for most teens under age 18.
This is not like the movie, so don't expect to find anything remotely found in the movie other than the relationship between the two main characters. The book and movie are like night and day.
This story follows 15-year-old Daisy who is sent away from her life in Manhattan to live with extended family in a quiet farm in England. There are three cousin boys near her age as well as a younger sister. The day following Daisy's arrival, a bomb goes off in London, followed by an unnamed enemy attacking and occupying the area.
With the systems failing and the war raging in London, the farm quickly becomes this isolated kind of safe Eden for the children where there are no parents and no rules. But when the war finally starts catching up with them, the cousins are thrown into a survival story.
This was an interesting and quick read. It did take me a little while to get into the writing, though. It’s written in the stream of consciousness of this pretty high strung teenager. Consequently there's a lot of choppy sentences, but layered with those sentences are some really beautiful and profound thoughts from Daisy.
There’s no punctuation for dialogue either, which takes a few pages to get used to as well. Once I got used to the voice, however, the style didn’t bother me anymore and I was able to truly enjoy the story.
This was a fascinating war/apocalyptic story because it didn’t focus on the war. It was a refreshing take to have the POV be from someone not in the mist of the chaotic action and to see what a person's reaction to everything might be from afar.
The story wasn’t a fast-paced narrative where the characters were constantly in the thick of the action. It’s a slow-paced survival story on the outskirts of this world war, which I found refreshingly appealing.
You should check this out if you're a fan of survival/apocalyptic novels.
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My only complaint is that the end -- last chapter -- was too short and sudden. In my mind the length of that part should have been doubled. It went too suddenly from being a loquacious teen's inner ramblings to a complete near-shutout. That leaves the reader feeling hanging and unsatisfied, with incomplete closure. Still, the book is well worth reading and a genuinely creative and interesting work.