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Meg Rosoff

Author of How I Live Now

22+ Works 7,510 Members 524 Reviews 8 Favorited

About the Author

Meg Rosoff was born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 16, 1956. She studied at Harvard University, but left for England in 1977 to take classes at Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design. She returned to finish her degree in English and fine arts at Harvard University. She worked in New show more York City for 10 years in publishing and advertising, before moving to England. Her first novel, How I Live Now, was published in 2004 and won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Her other novels include What I Was, The Bride's Farewell, There Is No Dog, Moose Baby, and Picture Me Gone. Just in Case won the 2007 Carnegie Medal. She won the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. She is also the author of a picture book entitled Meet Wild Boars and co-author of a non-fiction book entitled London Guide: Your Passport to Great Travel. (Bowker Author Biography) show less


Works by Meg Rosoff

How I Live Now (2004) 3,945 copies
What I Was (2007) 777 copies
Just in Case (2006) 705 copies
Picture Me Gone (2013) 398 copies
The Bride's Farewell (2009) 393 copies
There Is No Dog (2011) 377 copies
Jonathan Unleashed (2016) 199 copies
Meet Wild Boars (2005) 151 copies
Jumpy Jack & Googily (2008) 96 copies
The Great Godden (2020) 96 copies
Wild Boars Cook (2008) 83 copies
Beck (2016) 71 copies
Good Dog, McTavish (2017) 61 copies
Friends Like These (2022) 44 copies
McTavish Goes Wild (2018) 26 copies
McTavish Takes the Biscuit (2019) 26 copies
Moose Baby (2013) 20 copies
It's a Moose! (2020) 11 copies
London Guide, 3E (1995) 10 copies
McTavish on the Move (2019) 10 copies
Vamoose! (2010) 9 copies

Associated Works

A Wrinkle in Time (1962) — Introduction, some editions — 38,340 copies
The Double Tongue (1995) — Introduction, some editions — 244 copies
Shining On: 11 Star Authors' Illuminating Stories (2006) — Contributor — 50 copies
The Brighton Book (2005) — Contributor — 11 copies


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This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I just couldn't get into this. I tried a few times and even tried to audiobook, but it just wasn't for me. And that's okay - others have enjoyed it. Just wasn't for me.
oldandnewbooksmell | 15 other reviews | Nov 2, 2023 |
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I enjoyed this coming of age story set in New York City in the 1983. It's the story of four interns (although the story mostly focuses on Beth and Edie), and the summer they spend working at a newspaper. There's so much here - discovering the city, learning how to be a New Yorker, the snapshot of life in NYC in the midst of the AIDS crisis, privilege, family, and friendships that are not what they first seem. It's a fast read, and I loved being immersed in the lives of these characters.
chazzard | 15 other reviews | Sep 28, 2023 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
An excellent coming-of age story set in the early 1980s in New York City. Beth is the new girl, from out of town, and out of her depth. The reader gets to know her as she gets to know her new city, new internship, and new people who become part of her life. I thought all of the major characters (Dan, Oliver, and especially Edie) were written with enough detail and depth that they all seemed like real people. The story shines brightest when in focuses on the evolving friendship between Beth and Edie. It's so realistic, too; we've all known people like Edie. Ultimately, seeing how Beth grows (and grows up) as she faces her new life makes for fascinating reading.… (more)
thriftyloco | 15 other reviews | Aug 21, 2023 |
I really, really loved this story.
beentsy | 29 other reviews | Aug 12, 2023 |



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