Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff
  

Picture Me Gone

Written by Meg Rosoff

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Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal - March 2014 Book of the Month Award-winning Meg Rosoff brilliantly unravels a story of secrets and surprises as seen through the eyes of twelve year old Mila. An only child, Mila is a sharp observer of the world around her; she picks up the small details that people think they are keeping hidden and which adults easily miss. Accompanying her father on a long trip to a remote place to find his best-friend who has gone missing, Mila sensitively detects buried sorrows and tensions which may be useful as explanations. What Mila learns is important and leads to the uncovering of truths that have been kept from her. Meg Rosoff captures perfectly the way Mila, like other sensitive teenagers, sees behind what adults tell her and creates her own understanding of their actions.

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Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff

A brilliantly atmospheric exploration of someone on the brink of adulthood, from prizewinning author Meg Rosoff, author of How I Live Now. Picture Me Gone is the compelling new novel by the author of How I Live Now, Meg Rosoff Mila is on a roadtrip across the USA with her father. They are looking for his best friend but Mila discovers a more important truth. Sometimes the act of searching reveals more than the final discovery can. Adults do not have all the answers. It all depends what questions you ask.

About the Author

Meg Rosoff

Meg Rosoff was born in Boston, USA. She has worked in publishing, public relations and most recently advertising, but thinks the best job in the world would be head gardener for Regents Park. Meg lives in Highbury, North London. In April 2016 she won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for literature aimed at children and young adults. The prize is given annually in Sweden and worth 500,000 Swedish Krona (around £430,000). The last British winner was Philip Pullman in 2005.

How I Live Now was Meg Rosoff's debut novel published by Penguin in 2004. It won the Guardian and Branford Boase Awards and was short-listed for the Orange Prize for New Fiction as well as the Whitbread. It garnered the sort of rave acclaim most writers only ever dream of. Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, championed it right from the beginning, saying, 'That rare, rare thing, a first novel with a sustained, magical and utterly faultless voice. After five pages I knew that she could persuade me to believe almost anything.'

On the verge of publishing glory in August 2004, Meg was also diagnosed with breast cancer. As wonderful reviews and prizes flooded in, she had to turn to the business of survival but has since been given the all clear.

Since How I Live Now, Meg has gone on to write several award-winning books including Just in Case, which won the coveted and most prestigious children's book prize, the Carnegie Medal in 2007, and What I Was, set in Suffolk where Meg has a second home.

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Format

Paperback
208 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

6th March 2014

ISBN

9780141344065

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