The Book That Made Me: James Mayhew 17/07/19
How I Live Now
Fifteen-year-old New Yorker Daisy is sent to England to spend a summer with her unconventional cousins: Isaac, Edmond, Osbert and Piper - plus their two dogs and a goat in a rambling English country house.
So far so perfect, but the shadow of war hangs over this idyllic existence, eventually breaking in with great force and throwing everything into chaos.
Winner of the 2004 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and shortlisted for the 2005 Booktrust Teenage Prize, this is a powerful exploration of the universal themes of love and war.