The upside of being in treatment for carpal tunnel, flexor tendonitis, and ulnar neuropathy (do I sound like I'm 87 or what?) is that there is less writing and more reading going on around here. I just devoured How I Live Now by Meg Rosof and my review is this: It's incredible. One of my new favorite books. There's a reason this book won a Printz and now I’m going to go to the library and check out everything she’s ever written all at once and gorge myself on her words!
It’s a slim book that can be read almost in one sitting, and is simple yet incredibly powerful. As a writer, what I marveled at the most was how she used virtually no quotation marks. Usually this means that scenes read more as “telling” than “showing” but Rosof writes so masterfully that I stopped noticing.
I’d recommend How I Live Now to everyone; it’s one of those books you cannot imagine anyone disliking. Any contrarians out there who did not enjoy it? I’d love to know why. To me this book seem flawless.