Join us tonight in the Schmidt Gallery for Read2Reel. We will be discussing the book How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff and watching the movie based on the book. The discussion starts at 5:30pm and the movie begins at 6pm.
Can’t make it tonight? Join us next month to read and discuss The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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.