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a children's book that made me cry,
This review is from: How I Live Now (Paperback)Motherless Daisy is 15 years old when she is sent by her re-married father from New York to rural England to live with her 4 cousins, whose mother is mainly working or absent, so the children have to fend for themselves. Even though it takes the girl from the Big Apple some time to get used to live in the countryside of another country, she soon discovers that she has not only found new friends, but also a soulmate and lover in her cousin Edmond. But then disaster strikes: war breaks out and slowly but surely the children get dragged into the conflict and the family falls apart. All through the ordeal Daisy is accompanied by her younger cousin Piper and she definitely feels the presence of Edmond, who they are trying to find during a long, harrowing hike through the countryside in which they try to stay away from the enemy. When Daisy finally finds Edmond back it is too little, too late...
A beautiful book, very much written from the perspective of Daisy. The book starts out light and funny iwith the observations of an American town girl on English life and customs, but it gets more and more grim when the war with the (unidentified) enemy breaks out and things go from bad to worse. A book for adolescents with a light and a dark side.
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Initial post: 30 Oct 2011 01:06:23 BDT
Don't include spoilers
Posted on 13 Jul 2013 22:38:39 BDT
Eileen Shaw says:
Have you read Just in Case by Meg Rosoff - it's quite brilliant.
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