“How I Live Now,” by Meg Rosoff, is not a light-hearted type of book to read. It is a book about war and survival. The things that holds it together is love.
The book starts out with the main character, Daisy. Daisy is a girl from New York City. She moves to England because of war. She needs to stay with her cousins in her cousin’s home in the English countryside for safety.
It seems like Daisy finally finds a home in England. There, she finds love. Daisy has an unconventional relationship with her cousin, Edmond. She falls in love with him, and though that may seem odd it fits in this book. At first Daisy is happy to live with her cousins in England. She shares many happy moments with her cousins. However, something happens. Daisy is separated from Edmond because of the war. From that point Daisy’s sole mission is to return to Edmond and her home in England.
“How I Live Now,” is a dystopian book. That means the book is about a dark world where many things are wrong. The war is a looming presence in the book. It affects all the characters and the plot and pacing of the book.
I loved, “How I Live Now.” It’s not an easy book to read though. You need to know that if you read the book your mind will go to dark places. I didn’t mind that, though some other readers might.
I give, “How I Live Now,” a two thumbs up. It was a great read.
That’s it for this review. I’ll see you in my next one.
Always with infinite love,