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Winner of the Carnegie Award 2007 and the Costa Children's book award. Shortlisted for the Book Trust Teenage Prize 2007.
A razor-sharp portrait of a teenage boy and his relationship with his image, his inner life and fate itself. Shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie to be announced on 21 June, Just in Case was also shortlisted earlier this year for the Costa Childrenâ€™s Book of the Year. A faultless narrative that combined with an original storyline makes it incredibly special. (12+)
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 â€˜edginessâ€™ 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.
Publication date: 07/06/2007
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)
|Publication date:||3rd August 2006|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
Meg Rosoff worked in publishing, journalism, politics and advertising before writing How I Live Now. Her books have won or been shortlisted for 18 international book prizes, including the Carnegie Medal and the Orange First Novel Prize, and been translated into over 20 languages. In 2016, Meg was the recipient of the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s largest children’s literature award. She lives in London with her family and two dogs. Click here to read a Q&A with the author's Good Dog McTavish. Click here to read more about Meg Rosoff.More About Meg Rosoff
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