How I Live Now [Meg Rosoff] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “Every war has turning points and every person too.” Fifteen-year-old Daisy. An English idyll explodes in Meg Rosoff’s How I Live Now, a novel ostensibly written for children. Adults should read it too, says Geraldine. Elisabeth is a fifteen year-old girl who prefers to be called Daisy. Because of an emerging war her parents send her from New York to England.

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Fifteen-year-old Elizabeth who goes by the name of Daisy is sent to stay with her aunt Penn and her children, Daisy’s cousins, on a remote farm in the United Kingdom during the outbreak of a fictional third world war of the 21st libe.

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Though she is happy about moving away from her stepmother who is pregnant, Daisy is homesick at first. First meeting her year-old cousin Edmond at the airport, Daisy calls him “some kind of mutt”; however, her view of Edmond changes after settling in.

Arriving at the farm ,eg also meets Edmond’s twin brother Isaac, 9-year-old Piper, and Osbert, who is the eldest brother. Daisy’s homesickness only lasts for a short while before she and her extended family become close, and Lkve begins to embrace her new home. Daisy soon finds herself falling in love with Edmond and, after realising that the affection is mutual, begins a relationship with him.


Aunt Penn travels to Oslowhere she is stranded after war breaks out. An unknown enemy occupies Britain. The war becomes increasingly difficult for Daisy and her cousins as it increasingly affects their lives, eventually leading to food shortages and lack of other resources. One day, the farm is taken over by soldiers who separate the boys from the girls by sending them away to live at separate homes, and then separate farms. Daisy and Piper are forced to put survival as their top priority and cannot look for the male msg of their family.

Gradually finding their way back home, the two girls learn the harsh consequences of war and wait for their family in the barn house. After the war ends, Daisy must deal with putting the pieces of her life back together and overcoming the terrible experience of war as she reunites with the forever changed members of her family, including a physically and emotionally scarred Edmond. Near the end of the book, Daisy who had been pulled back to America by her father goes back to England to see Edmond and the rest.

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Edmond, who thinks Daisy has broken their promise of always being together, refuses to see her at first. However, rowoff eventually accepts her once again. Instead of going back to America, Daisy continues to live with Edmond and the rest of the family in England.

In the novel was adapted for radio by Elizabeth Burke.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the novel. For the film adaptation of kive same title, see How I Live Now film.


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