How I Live Now
4 journalers for this copy...
When I picked this up, I didn't realise it was a Young Adult book, but was persuaded by my fellow book worms to give it a go anyway.
Daisy is a young American visiting cousins in England when a war breaks out. They are left to their own devices as the adults are away from home when it starts and can't get back. How they cope and how the war affects them are almost covered. The book is split into two sections and to be honest, either the author couldn't work out how to get from A to B or thought it would be too long, but there's a big jump between the two sections. Regardless I would characterise it as grown up Enid Blyton... five kids and a couple of dogs have an adventure. OK, EB wouldn't have had anerexia, smoking and underage sex as themes, but the rest is very much 'how kids can cope perfectly well, maybe even better, without adults'.
One thing I didn't like and which made it obvious that it was a children's book is the writing. Random Capital Letters for no Good Reason and a distinct lack of punctuation, it read like a teenager speaks. Totally infuriating.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
12/03/2016 - EDITED TO ADD: Originally planned for a Christmas 2015, BookCrossing surprise RABCK, a family accident intervened and the parcel was instead posted close to Valentine’s Day in February 2016. How I Live Now travelled in a parcel of four slim volumes comprising;
~ STOLEN by LUCY CHRISTOPHER
~ THE RED MAGICIAN by LISA GOLDSTEIN
~ THE THIRTEENTH MEMBER by MOLLIE HUNTER
Hoping Bookcrosser Haugtussa you find some intrigued readers to get well and truly gripped by these books, kind regards rainbow3.
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