What I Was by Meg Rosoff

What I Was

Written by Meg Rosoff

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Haunting, intense and with an incredible twist in the tale this is unlike anything you will have read before. It’s a story of friendship, love and secrets but also of tragedy and loss. It will almost certainly move you to tears but be equally uplifting as well.

Shortlisted for the prestigious 2008 Carnegie.

Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2007.


What I Was by Meg Rosoff

I'd been kicked out of two boarding schools and the last thing I wanted was to be here, on the East Anglian coast, in a third. But without St. Oswald's, I would not have discovered the fisherman's hut with its roaring fire, its striped blankets, its sea monster stew.


'Readers won't just read this book, they will let it possess them' Sunday Telegraph

'Extraordinary' Observer

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.

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224 pages


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Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

5th June 2008




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