Just In Case by Meg Rosoff
  

Just In Case

Written by Meg Rosoff

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Winner of the 2007 CILIP Carnegie Medal and Winner of the Costa Children's book award.

Judges' comment:

A story that deals with anxiety, depression and coming of age that has real emotional resonance. This is a distinctive and outstanding book written in an intelligent, yet spare style. There is an ‘edginess’ to the way the author writes; the result is clever and bold. The character of the teenage boy is conveyed in an interesting way and is not at all stereotypical. This is a story of survival in the modern world that is utterly compelling.

Synopsis

Just In Case by Meg Rosoff

What if Fate were out to get you? The day David Case saves his brother's life, his whole world changes. He must hide, become an entirely new person to escape Fate... if he can. This comic novel is for teenage readers.

Reviews

'A modern Catcher in the Rye ... written with generosity and warmth but also with an edgy, unpredictable intelligence'

'Just in Case is brilliant. Meg Rosoff writes like a dream. Even the unbelievable was believable'

'That rare, rare thing, a first novel with a sustained, magical and utterly fauntless voice. I knew she could persuade me to believe almost anything'

-Time 'A crunchily perfect knock-out of a debut novel

About the Author

Meg Rosoff

Meg Rosoff grew up in a suburb of Boston and moved to London in 1989. She spent ffteen years working in advertising before writing her frst novel, How I Live Now, which has sold over one million copies in thirty-six territories. It won the Guardian Children’s Prize and the Printz Award in the US and was made into a flm. Her subsequent six novels have been awarded or shortlisted for, among others, the Carnegie Medal and the National Book Award. Meg’s latest book is Jonathan Unleashed. Meg lives in London with her husband, their daughter and their dogs.

Click here to read a Q&A with the author's Good Dog McTavish.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback (b Format)
272 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Author

Meg Rosoff
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Author's Website

www.megrosoff.co.uk

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

7th June 2007

ISBN

9780141318066

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