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Meg Rosoff

Biography

Meg Rosoff

Meg Rosoff grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to London in 1989. She attended Harvard and St. Martin’s College of Art. Her first novel, HOW I LIVE NOW, sold nearly one million copies, won the Printz Award and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, and was shortlisted for the Orange Award for New Writers and made into a feature film. Her novels have won or been shortlisted for 20 international awards including the Carnegie and the National Book Award. She lives in London with her husband, daughter and two lurchers.

Meg Rosoff

Books by Meg Rosoff

by Mal Peet and Meg Rosoff - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Young Adult 14+

Born of a brief encounter between a Liverpool prostitute and an African soldier in 1907, Beck finds himself orphaned as a young boy and sent overseas to the Catholic Brothers in Canada. At age fifteen he is sent to work on a farm, from which he eventually escapes. Finally in charge of his own destiny, Beck starts westward, crossing the border into America and back, all while the Great Depression rages on. What will it take for Beck to understand the agonies of his childhood and realize that love is possible?

by Meg Rosoff - Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Mila has a talent for reading a room --- sensing hidden facts and unspoken emotions that others miss. So when her father’s friend goes missing from his home, Mila and her father come to find him. Slowly, she pieces the story together. But a shocking betrayal calls into question her trust in the one person she thought she could read best. 

by Meg Rosoff - Young Adult 12+

Like most teenage boys, Bob has convinced himself he’s in love. Unlike other teenage boys, Bob happens to be the creator of the world. As the earth and its weather patterns reflect his mood, mankind better watch out, because Bob is head over heels --- or at least he thinks he is.

by Meg Rosoff - Fiction

Crossing over to adult fiction, celebrated young adult author Meg Rosoff still focuses on young people --- viewed through the lens of an old, world-weary narrator --- in WHAT I WAS, a most unusual coming-of-age novel about friendship and humanity.

by Meg Rosoff - Fiction

After finding his younger brother teetering on the edge of his balcony, 15-year-old David Case realizes the fragility of life and senses impending doom. Without looking back, he changes his name to Justin and assumes a new identity, struggling to survive in a world where tragedy is around every corner.

by Meg Rosoff - Fiction

Soon after 15-year-old Daisy arrives at her relatives' remote farm in England, her aunt goes away on business. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked by an unnamed enemy. Despite the war, it's a kind of Eden at the farm, with no adults and no rules. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her four cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way.