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Meg Rosoff

Autor/a de How I Live Now

26+ obres 7,693 Membres 529 Ressenyes 8 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Meg Rosoff was born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 16, 1956. She studied at Harvard University, but left for England in 1977 to take classes at Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design. She returned to finish her degree in English and fine arts at Harvard University. She worked in New mostra'n més York City for 10 years in publishing and advertising, before moving to England. Her first novel, How I Live Now, was published in 2004 and won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Her other novels include What I Was, The Bride's Farewell, There Is No Dog, Moose Baby, and Picture Me Gone. Just in Case won the 2007 Carnegie Medal. She won the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. She is also the author of a picture book entitled Meet Wild Boars and co-author of a non-fiction book entitled London Guide: Your Passport to Great Travel. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Meg Rosoff

How I Live Now (2004) 4,021 exemplars, 247 ressenyes
What I Was (2007) 786 exemplars, 38 ressenyes
Just in Case (2006) 721 exemplars, 33 ressenyes
Picture Me Gone (2013) 407 exemplars, 25 ressenyes
The Bride's Farewell (2009) 402 exemplars, 32 ressenyes
There Is No Dog (2011) 386 exemplars, 30 ressenyes
Jonathan Unleashed (2016) 204 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Meet Wild Boars (2005) 160 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
The Great Godden (2020) 106 exemplars, 16 ressenyes
Jumpy Jack & Googily (2008) 101 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
Wild Boars Cook (2008) 85 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
Beck (2016) 75 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Good Dog, McTavish (2017) 65 exemplars, 22 ressenyes
Friends Like These (2022) 52 exemplars, 16 ressenyes
McTavish Takes the Biscuit (2019) 27 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
McTavish Goes Wild (2018) 24 exemplars, 13 ressenyes
Moose Baby (2013) 23 exemplars, 1 ressenya
It's a Moose! (2020) 11 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
London Guide, 3E (1995) 10 exemplars
Vamoose! (2010) 10 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
McTavish on the Move (2019) 10 exemplars, 1 ressenya
How I Live Now / Just in Case (2010) 2 exemplars
Wahrscheinlich Liebe: Roman (2016) 2 exemplars
Glück für alle Felle (2019) 1 exemplars

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The Brighton Book (2005) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars


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Lovely enjoyable easy read. Needs a different title though; not a sicky romantic YA at all, thank goodness.
Abcdarian | Hi ha 31 ressenyes més | May 18, 2024 |
Boars behaving badly.
LibrarianDest | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |
Having just finished [book: Someday This Pain Will be Useful to You] I don't know why I picked up another story about a depressed young man. Too much depressed young man stuff for one week! Anyway, I think this book will strike your average reader as kind of weird because the titular Justin Case (get it?) has an imaginary dog and Fate talks to him and it's neither fun nor whimsical. It's actually mostly philosophical and troubling.

Maybe Rosoff wrote this book as a kind of meditation on the meaning of life for people who question if it even exists (meaning, that is). Maybe the point of this book is that you must learn to deal with uncertainty to be happy. It's deep stuff with minimal action.

I think I would've loved this book at 16 or 17, during my own philosophically dark days. It's definitely better with the greyhound cover.
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LibrarianDest | Hi ha 32 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |
So while I was reading this book a couple people asked me what it was about and having not prepared a booktalk for it (or even finished it), I usually started by saying, "Well there's this teenage girl who goes to live in England and she falls in love with her cousin and a war breaks out and she's anorexic." That makes the book sound terrible.

Really any list of things that happen in this book (incest, eating disorders, terrorism, an evil stepmother, magical psychic children) can make it sound terrible. What makes it not terrible is the voice of the narrator, the quality of the writing, and this overall unapologetic attitude the book gives off. It doesn't apologize for the incest, the anorexia, the terrorism, or the magical psychic stuff. And because the book is strongly written I didn't find myself questioning the author's choices or being grossed out or offended.

I really really liked this book.
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LibrarianDest | Hi ha 246 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |



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