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Meg Rosoff

Autor(a) de How I Live Now

22+ Works 7,567 Membros 528 Críticas 8 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos


Obras por Meg Rosoff

How I Live Now (2004) 3,966 exemplares
What I Was (2007) 780 exemplares
Just in Case (2006) 711 exemplares
Picture Me Gone (2013) 403 exemplares
The Bride's Farewell (2009) 397 exemplares
There Is No Dog (2011) 380 exemplares
Jonathan Unleashed (2016) 199 exemplares
Meet Wild Boars (2005) 154 exemplares
The Great Godden (2020) 99 exemplares
Jumpy Jack & Googily (2008) 97 exemplares
Wild Boars Cook (2008) 84 exemplares
Beck (2016) 72 exemplares
Good Dog, McTavish (2017) 65 exemplares
Friends Like These (2022) 46 exemplares
McTavish Takes the Biscuit (2019) 27 exemplares
McTavish Goes Wild (2018) 25 exemplares
Moose Baby (2013) 20 exemplares
Vamoose! (2010) 10 exemplares
London Guide, 3E (1995) 10 exemplares
McTavish on the Move (2019) 10 exemplares
It's a Moose! (2020) 10 exemplares
How I Live Now / Just in Case (2010) 2 exemplares

Associated Works

A Wrinkle in Time (1962) — Introdução, algumas edições38,966 exemplares
The Double Tongue (1995) — Introdução, algumas edições251 exemplares
Shining On: 11 Star Authors' Illuminating Stories (2006) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Thanks for the Mammaries (2009) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
The Brighton Book (2005) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Boars behaving badly.
LibrarianDest | 10 outras críticas | 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 | 32 outras críticas | 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 | 246 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
Dramatic irony for the little ones.
LibrarianDest | 9 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |



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