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How I Live Now: The Movie

I am so thrilled to tell you that Meg Rosoff has announced that she sold the film rights to her fabulous dystopian novel How I Live Now! They've got a director and a script and everything. This book is one of my most beloved. Perfect in every way. I even named my daughter after one of the characters in it. Even though they could screw it up royally, I will be seeing it the day it comes out. Because what if they got even one scene just exactly right? Like, say, the day they go swimming. Sigh. Ms. Rosoff has a hilarious FAQ post up on her blog in which she assures readers they will not cast Meryl Streep as Daisy, the story will not be reset in Orange County, and the film will most likely be released late next year. All of which is music to my ears.

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  1. Guess I should go ahead and read it! I hope it lives up to your hopes and expectations!

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  2. Huh. I am curious to see how they will pull this off. Esp. the mild incest.

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  3. Ohhh - goody! And those FAQs were made of awesome.

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  4. Amy, you should! It's gorgeous. And I hope so, too. :)

    Jenny, I imagine it will go down similar to the book. It is what it is. But it will be interesting to see how much they play up the family connection or not.

    Michelle, I know! I was delighted.

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  5. Awesome! Here's to hoping they do a good job . . . =)

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  6. Oh, that's great news! Now all that's left for me to do is to actually read the book, who's been sitting in my TBR pile forever!

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  7. Cam, seriously. Fingers crossed.

    Kay, lol. Bump it up, woman. :)

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  8. Wow, she thinks the script is better than the book?

    Some authors, I'd think they're exaggerating or being nice. Based on what little I've read about/by Rosoff, she doesn't seem the type.

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  9. Trisha, I know. I found myself thinking the same thing. She thinks it's better? Um, wow...

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  10. I became interested in literature recently, and I think that reading books is the best thing it happened to me since the invention of the cinemas, I like to read suspense novels and also literature about short movies.

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  11. Anonymous8:23 AM

    Well I think it will be a great film. However, I need more opinions. Why do you think it will be a successful film or not? I would be really grateful if I receive some opinions.

    This will be a good film as it would be a great way of introducing moral responsibility to those on the threshold of adulthood. But what do you think?

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  12. great post, i really like, you did a great job.

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  13. Anonymous6:08 AM

    I read this book two years ago, and absolutely loved it! I was hoping they would make a movie of it and I'm thrilled that they chose Saoirse Ronan for Daisy

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