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It would be much easier to tell this story if it were all about a chaste and perfect love at an Extreme Time in History. But let's face it. . . Daisy is sent to England from New York to live with her cousins for a perfect summer. There are four of them: Osbert, Isaac , Edmond and Piper. Three boys and a girl. And two dogs and a goat. Daisy has never met anyone like them before. Especially Edmond. This summer will change her life. It will change the world too.
This was Meg Rosoff’s first novel and what a winner. First published in 2004, it has now been immortalized and published as a Penquin Classic, a thoroughly deserved endorsement of its merit. Daisy has been sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside, a far cry from New York. Emotionally wrought Daisy has landed in a wonderful nurturing environment where no judgments are given or explanations demanded and she can at last be herself. When this idyll is shattered she will do anything to restore and protect those she has begun to love, but is that possible? If you enjoyed John Marsden’s “Tomorrow” series this will appeal.