Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Today, I finished the first book in the 40 x 40 Challenge, How I Live Now
by Meg Rosoff.
I will post an in-depth analysis of what I found in this book soon, but in the meantime, let me just leave you with this for now. How I Live Now is a beautiful, but haunting story of a self-centered fifteen year old named, Daisy, forced to transform into the exact opposite by the harsh circumstances surrounding a nameless modern world war.
The writing is beautiful, albeit slightly unorthodox. Despite this, it does not deter you from seeing the true essence of this story. The writer transports you to where ever Daisy is, and lets you see all that she sees, feels, hears and thinks.
While in the Young Adult category, this book will be enjoyable to more mature audiences as well. The book has the age recommendation of twelve and up, which I believe is appropriate. I look forward to my daughter reading this book in a few years.
It was truly an excellent choice for me to start my book challenge. I look forward to the next book, The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman.