Children's fiction Meg Rosoff Picture Me Gone

ISBN 13: 9780141344034

Picture Me Gone

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9780141344034: Picture Me Gone

Picture Me Gone is the compelling new novel by the author of How I Live Now, Meg Rosoff

Mila is on a roadtrip across the USA with her father. They are looking for his best friend but Mila discovers a more important truth. Sometimes the act of searching reveals more than the final discovery can. Adults do not have all the answers. It all depends what questions you ask.

A brilliantly atmospheric exploration of someone on the brink of adulthood, from prizewinning author Meg Rosoff, author of HOW I LIVE NOW. This is a compelling read in the tradition of Meg's acclaimed novels such as WHAT I WAS and JUST IN CASE.

'Completely, completely wonderful' - Lucy Mangan, Guardian

'Nobody describes the strengths and pain of being young quite like Meg Rosoff . . . she excels at blending tragic events, comedy, philosophical concepts and love into unexpected and engaging fictions' - The Times

'The only predictable thing about Meg Rosoff is that each book will be entirely different from the last . . . Picture Me Gone is a delightfully authentic slice of life' - Daily Mail

'Picture Me Gone charts the tiny shifts in allegiance and unexpected situations through which the heroine discovers that the stories she lives by will not be enough for the pitiless, messy, adult world. In this finely tuned minimalist work, every detail counts' - Guardian

'Printz Award-winning author Meg Rosoff's latest novel is a gorgeous and unforgettable page-turner about the relationship between parents and children, love and loss' - goodreads.com

'A great read' - Mizz

'Rosoff's talent is in writing believable, many-layered characters, and Picture Me Gone is a neat, beautiful little novel that unravels the ties that bind' - Stylist (Stylist's Top 10 Must-Reads)

Meg Rosoff became a publishing sensation with her first novel, How I Live Now, which won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Her second novel, Just in Case, won the Carnegie Medal in 2007. What I Was was described by The Times as 'Samuel Beckett on Ecstasy'. Meg was born and grew up in Boston, USA, worked in advertising in New York and has lived in London for the last 20 years. She is married to an artist and they have one daughter.

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Praise for Picture Me Gone

* "Teeming with complex adult problems--infidelity, marital collapse, the death of a child--this thought-provoking coming-of-age story requires that readers be at least as mature as Mila as she confronts unpleasant truths. ... Mila's sharp observations of the people she meets and the winter landscape add a fresh, poetic aura to her discoveries and the novel as a whole." --Publishers Weekly starred review

* "With strong characters and a well-articulated plot, "Picture Me Gone" is a welcome addition to any collection. The author accurately captures this mature adolescent's view of adults without condescension or judgment, a feat worthy of praise. Complex issues are dealt with, and, true to the novel's trajectory, a tidy ending would have been out of place. Rosoff does not disappoint."--School Library Journal starred review

* "A brilliant depiction of the complexity of human relationships in a story that's at once contemplative and suspenseful." --Kirkus starred review

Accolades for Meg Rosoff:

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize
Michael L. Printz Award
Brandford Boase Award
Julia Ward Howe Prize (Boston Authors Club)
Carnegie Medal in Literature
Shortlist for the LA Times Book Prize
YALSA Alex Award Winner
National Book Award nominee

Praise for Picture Me Gone
* "Teeming with complex adult problems--infidelity, marital collapse, the death of a child--this thought-provoking coming-of-age story requires that readers be at least as mature as Mila as she confronts unpleasant truths. ... Mila's sharp observations of the people she meets and the winter landscape add a fresh, poetic aura to her discoveries and the novel as a whole." --Publishers Weekly starred review
* "With strong characters and a well-articulated plot, "Picture Me Gone" is a welcome addition to any collection. The author accurately captures this mature adolescent's view of adults without condescension or judgment, a feat worthy of praise. Complex issues are dealt with, and, true to the novel's trajectory, a tidy ending would have been out of place. Rosoff does not disappoint."--School Library Journal starred review
* "A brilliant depiction of the complexity of human relationships in a story that's at once contemplative and suspenseful." --Kirkus starred review
Accolades for Meg Rosoff:
Guardian Children's Fiction Prize
Michael L. Printz Award
Brandford Boase Award
Julia Ward Howe Prize (Boston Authors Club)
Carnegie Medal in Literature
Shortlist for the LA Times Book Prize
YALSA Alex Award Winner
National Book Award nominee

Praise for Picture Me Gone
* "Teeming with complex adult problems--infidelity, marital collapse, the death of a child--this thought-provoking coming-of-age story requires that readers be at least as mature as Mila as she confronts unpleasant truths. ... Mila's sharp observations of the people she meets and the winter landscape add a fresh, poetic aura to her discoveries and the novel as a whole." --Publishers Weekly starred review
* "With strong characters and a well-articulated plot, "Picture Me Gone" is a welcome addition to any collection. The author accurately captures this mature adolescent's view of adults without condescension or judgment, a feat worthy of praise. Complex issues are dealt with, and, true to the novel's trajectory, a tidy ending would have been out of place. Rosoff does not disappoint."--School Library Journal starred review
* "A brilliant depiction of the complexity of human relationships in a story that's at once contemplative and suspenseful." --Kirkus starred review
Accolades for Meg Rosoff:
Guardian Children's Fiction Prize
Michael L. Printz Award
Brandford Boase Award
Julia Ward Howe Prize (Boston Authors Club)
Carnegie Medal in Literature
Shortlist for the LA Times Book Prize
YALSA Alex Award Winner
National Book Award nominee

Praise forPicture Me Gone
* Teeming with complex adult problems infidelity, marital collapse, the death of a child this thought-provoking coming-of-age story requires that readers be at least as mature as Mila as she confronts unpleasant truths. Mila s sharp observations of the people she meets and the winter landscape add a fresh, poetic aura to her discoveries and the novel as a whole. Publishers Weekly starred review
* With strong characters and a well-articulated plot, "Picture Me Gone" is a welcome addition to any collection. The author accurately captures this mature adolescent's view of adults without condescension or judgment, a feat worthy of praise. Complex issues are dealt with, and, true to the novel's trajectory, a tidy ending would have been out of place. Rosoff does not disappoint. School Library Journal starred review
* A brilliant depiction of the complexity of human relationships in a story that's at once contemplative and suspenseful. Kirkus starred review
Accolades for Meg Rosoff:
Guardian Children s Fiction Prize
Michael L. Printz Award
Brandford Boase Award
Julia Ward Howe Prize (Boston Authors Club)
Carnegie Medal in Literature
Shortlist for the LA Times Book Prize
YALSA Alex Award Winner
National Book Award nominee"

About the Author:

Meg Rosoff became a publishing sensation with her first novel, How I Live Now, which won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Her second novel, Just in Case, won the Carnegie Medal in 2007. What I Was was described by The Times as 'Samuel Beckett on Ecstasy'. Meg was born and grew up in Boston, USA, worked in advertising in New York and has lived in London for the last 20 years. She is married to an artist and they have one daughter.

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