Heidi R. Kling, Author of SEA, June 10, 2010 (seaheidi) wrote,
Heidi R. Kling, Author of SEA, June 10, 2010
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How I Live Now (in deep admiration of this book)

I started Meg Rosoff's Printz winning novel a year ago. Stopped around page 60, not because I didn't like it, but because I LOVED it and didn't want to zip through it in one sitting like I knew I would. So this past week I picked it up again savoring a few pages of the richly romantic writing before falling asleep each night. I finally finished it last night. I am so glad I waited. The story, about a damaged girl who is caught up in an "occupation" while visiting cousins in England, is all the more relevant today as so many people on our planet are damaged from violence and wars.

As writers we are often told to "find our voice" and once we do to "keep it consistent."

If you are looking for a pitch perfect example of one of those raw, rare voices and consistency of that same tragic, yet hopeful voice, read this book. If you're looking for an incredibly daring story of triumph over adversity, read this book...you get my point, just read it. You won't be sorry.

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