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This is my review over the How I Live Now movie which is the adaptation of the novel How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff. Learn more about the movie and the book below:

About the novel How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff 

“Every war has turning points and every person too.”

Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she’s never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy.

As power fails, and systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated. Despite the war, it’s a kind of Eden, with no adults in charge and no rules, a place where Daisy’s uncanny bond with her cousins grows into something rare and extraordinary. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way.

A riveting and astonishing story.

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The How I Live Now Movie Summary

An American girl, sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives, finds love and purpose while fighting for her survival as war envelops the world around her.

Directed by Kevin Macdonald
Screenplay by Jeremy Brock, Tony Grisoni and Penelope Skinner
Based on the novel by Meg Rosoff


Saoirse Ronan | Daisy
George Mackay | Eddie
Harley Bird | Piper
Tom Holland | Isaac
Danny McEvoy | Joe

How I Live Now Movie Review


Check out my review of the BOOK, How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff by clicking here.


Did you get to see the movie How I Live Now? What did you think? Have you read the novel? What book to movie adaptations are you looking forward to or have seen?


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Brandi is a recent college graduate with a passion for marketing, social media and publishing. She is the founder of The Night Owl Post and creates videos on YouTube about books, her life, and her passions. With too many books and too little room, she enjoys sharing her love of reading with others.

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