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How I Live Now

How I Live Now - Meg Rosoff This isn't a bad book. It's just not my kind of book.

I was very bored throughout the entire book. I didn't care about the characters, the plot or the writing.

To start with the worst first:
The writing annoyed me so much! It's entirely written from Daisy's POV and there's no dialogue in the book at all. The punctuations are also somewhat not there. It's annoying, really. It didn't do anything for me.

The characters didn't mean anything to me - I didn't care for them one bit. Except the last 20 pages - I really liked Edmond in those pages, but that's not nearly enough to make this a good reading experience for me.
I kind of wanted a lot of characterdevelopment to take place, because who doesn't change when there's a war going on? And every young person goes through a change at some point. I just didn't see it in this story. Perhaps the book was just too short for this kind of story?

As far as the plot goes, I was somewhat annoyed that Daisy's father - who send her off to live with her aunt - called to check on her when the war started, but the aunt who's supposed to now be the responsible one, she takes off to Norway and doesn't call home to check on Daisy or her own kids. Wtf?! I thought that okay, maybe she's dead, but it turns out she wasn't - not for the first couple of months at least.
Everything felt forced, it happened way too fast. I didn't even get to know the characters until the book was over. Way too short, but then again, good for me, because I didn't really care about this book.

I'm sure there are lots of people out there who'll enjoy this book, sadly I'm just not one of them.