What I Was
Meg Rosoff, multi award winning author of How I Live Now , explores the pain of first love and coming-of-age in her compelling novel What I Was , which was once described by The Times as 'Samuel Beckett on ecstasy.'
Shall I tell you about the year I discovered love?
I'd been kicked out of two boarding schools and the last thing I wanted was to be here, on the East Anglian coast, in a third.
But without St Oswald's, I would not have discovered the fisherman's hut with its roaring fire, its striped blankets, its sea monster stew.
Without St Oswald's, I would not have met the boy with the beautiful eyes, the flickering half-smile, and no past.
Without St Oswald's I would not have met Finn.
And without Finn, there would be no story.
Shall we begin?
' . . . thrilling and sensitively told' - Observer
' . . . mordantly funny and searingly well written' - The Times
Bestselling author Meg Rosoff has received great critical acclaim since the publication of her first novel How I Live Now (winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize). Her other novels, Just in Case (winner of the 2007 Carnegie Medal) and The Bride's Farewell , are also available from Puffin. Follow Meg on Twitter @megrosoff.
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