Jonathan Trefoil's boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him - only richer and with a different sense of humor. He doesn't remember life being this confusing, back before everyone expected him to act like a grown up.
"Whimsical modern love from a guy's point of view"
This is a story about love. It's also a story about hate, which is why I left New York in the first place. You don't fly halfway across the world to live with a bunch of people you never met, just for a laugh.
The downloadable audiobook edition of Meg Rosoff's charming coming-of-age novel, How I Live Now, set over a summer of love and destruction. Read by the actress Amber Sealey. American girl Daisy has had a troubled background, and is sent from New York to stay with her charmingly shambolic family of British cousins, who she has never met. They are Isaac, Edmond, Osbert, and Piper. And two dogs and a goat.
Mila has an exceptional talent for reading a room - sensing hidden facts and unspoken emotions from clues that others overlook. So when her father's best friend, Matthew, goes missing from his upstate New York home, Mila and her beloved father travel from London to find him. She collects information about Matthew from his belongings, slowly piecing together the story everyone else has missed. But just when she's closest to solving the mystery, a shocking betrayal calls into question her trust in the one person she thought she could read best.
"Good story, not so great narration"
In this beautifully crafted and heartbreakingly poignant coming-of-age tale, an older man recounts the story of his most significant friendship - that with the nearly feral and completely parentless Finn, who lived alone in a hut by the sea.
"Finn's tiny kingdom"
Meg Rosoff counts the Michael L. Printz Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, and a Carnegie Medal among her impressive accolades. Praised as a cheeky and subversive fantasy fable by Horn Book, There Is No Dog explores the question "What if God were a teenage boy?" Bob created the heavens and all the creatures on land and sea, but every time he falls in love, natural disasters on Earth follow. So imagine his dismay when he falls harder than ever for an irresistible girl named Lucy.
In 1850s rural England, Pell runs away from home on horseback the day she's to marry her childhood sweetheart. She is from a poor preacher's family and she's watched her mother suffer for years under the burden of caring for an ever-increasing number of children. Pell yearns to escape the inevitable repetition of such a life.
"Kept me interested"
Jonathan Trefoil's boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling, and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him - only richer and with a different sense of humor. He doesn't remember life being this confusing back before everyone expected him to act like a grown-up. When his brother asks him to look after his dogs, Jonathan's worldview begins to shift. Could a border collie and a cocker spaniel hold the key to life, the universe, and everything?
Dem Leben in Armut, das zu ihrer Zeit für Frauen nur aus Kinderkriegen, Hunger und Arbeit besteht, will die junge Pell Ridley sich nicht fügen...