Just in Case

Just in Case

Book - 2008
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* Carnegie Medal Winner  *
 
From the 2016 recipient of the Astrid Lindgren award and author of international bestseller  How I Live Now, National Book Award finalist Picture Me Gone , and most recently  Jonathan Unleashed

David Case never questions his ordinary suburban life -- until one fateful day, a brush with death brings him face to face with his own mortality. Suddenly, everywhere he looks he sees catastrophe, disaster, the ruin of the human race, the demise of the planet...not to mention (to pinpoint the exact source of his anxiety) possible pain and suffering for himself.

So he changes his name, reinvents his appearance, and falls in love with the seductive Agnes Bee -- in the hope that he'll become unrecognizable to Fate and saved from his own doom. With his imaginary greyhound in tow, Justin Case struggles to maintain his new image and above all, to survive in a world where twists of fate wait for him around every corner.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, [2008], c2006
ISBN: 9780452289376
0452289378
Branch Call Number: YA PB Rosof 3558ya 1
Characteristics: 246 p

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cjperry Apr 28, 2011

I was not blown away by this book (as I was with "How I Live Now"), but it really has some wonderful moments. Rosoff really captures that feeling of adolescence that "something is wrong". Her writing style is wonderfully unique.
Unlike a lot of YA these days,there will be no movie versions or serializations because the narrative can only be captured in this format. Rosoff's books are short packets of really great writing that stand for themselves.

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