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Book vs. Film: How I Live Now

Posted April 26, 2016 by Charlotte in Book vs. Film / 0 Comments
Book vs. Film: How I Live Now

Today’s post for Book vs Film  focuses on How I Live Now. On this occasion I will briefly review both film and book before giving my opinion on which is better. Read and let me know if I am correct in my assessment.   Be warned! Spoilers may occur! The Book: I adore this book. When I first read it in 2004 I wasn’t exactly enamored with the book.  But over the years this book has grown on me to become a firm classic of my childhood reading. The major theme of the book is survival-ship and how love can conquer all, war, separation and expectations. And I thought it showed the confusion of war really well. It’s not clear who the enemy is or what their motive is. I liked that the book is told from Daisy’s perspective, what she knows we know everything else is lost to us. So we do only get half the picture but that is the only picture that matters here. The writing is puzzling and limited, but this is necessary due to what is going on. Despite […]

Review: How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

Posted May 28, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff on November 30, 2004 Genres: Dystopia, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 194 Format: Paperback Source: Own Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads “Every war has turning points and every person too.” Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she’s never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy. As power fails, and systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated. Despite the war, it’s a kind of Eden, with no adults in charge and no rules, a place where Daisy’s uncanny bond with her cousins grows into something rare and extraordinary. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way. A riveting and astonishing story. Written in the first person perspective, How I live Now is told as if Daisy is […]