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  • Published: 7 June 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141924908
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Just in Case



The daring, powerful and utterly compelling new novel by the author of the award-winning How I Live Now

What if Fate were out to get you? The day David Case saves his brother's life, his whole world changes. He must hide, become an entirely new person to escape Fate . . . if he can.

This stunning, thought-provoking and darkly comic novel for teenage readers was one of the most eagerly awaited books of 2006.

  • Published: 7 June 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141924908
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the author

Meg Rosoff

Meg was born in Boston, USA but now lives in Highbury, London with her husband, the painter Paul Hamlyn, and their daughter Gloria.

How I Live Now was Meg Rosoff's debut novel, which won the Guardian and Branford Boase Awards and was short-listed for the Orange Prize for New Fiction as well as the Whitbread. It garnered the sort of rave acclaim most writers only ever dream of. Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, championed it right from the beginning, saying, 'That rare, rare thing, a first novel with a sustained, magical and utterly faultless voice. After five pages I knew that she could persuade me to believe almost anything.'

Since How I Live Now, Meg has gone on to write several award-winning books for teenagers including Just in Case, What I Was and The Bride's Farewell. She has also written Jumpy Jack and Googily, Meet Wild Boars and Wild Boars Cook for very young children and a special pocket money Puffin called Vamoose!

Visit Meg's website at www.megrosoff.co.uk.

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Praise for Just in Case

'A modern Catcher in the Rye . . . written with generosity and warmth but also with an edgy, unpredictable intelligence' - The Times 'Just in Case is brilliant. Meg Rosoff writes like a dream. Even the unbelievable was believable' - Sally Gardner, author of I, Coriander Praise for How I Live Now: 'That rare, rare thing, a first novel with a sustained, magical and utterly fauntless voice. I knew she could persuade me to believe almost anything' - Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 'A crunchily perfect knock-out of a debut novel' - Guardian

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