Daisy is sent to England to spend a summer with cousins she has never met. She's never met anyone quite like them before. It seems like the perfect summer. But their lives are about to explode. Falling in love is just the start of it. War breaks out and the family is separated. The perfect summer is blown apart and Daisy's life is changed forever.
It would be much easier to tell this story if it were all about a chaste and perfect love between two children against the world at an extreme time in history. But let's face it, that would be crap. Daisy is sent from New York to England to spend a summer with cousins she has never met. They are Isaac, Edmond, Osbert and Piper. And two dogs and a goat. She's never met anyone quite like them before - and, as a dreamy English summer progresses, Daisy finds herself caught in a timeless bubble. It seems like the perfect summer. But their lives are about to explode. Falling in love is just the start of it. War breaks out - a war none of them understands, or really cares about, until it lands on their doorstep. The family is separated. The perfect summer is blown apart. Daisy's life is changed forever - and the world is too.
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Meg Rosoff was born in Boston, USA. A brand new author to Puffin, Meg only started writing a year ago. She has worked in publishing, public relations and most recently advertising but thinks the best job in the world would be head gardener for Regents Park. Meg lives in Highbury, North London.
How I Live Now: Popular Penguins by Meg Rosoff
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Penguin Books Ltd
Winner of Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2004
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