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With a first novel as stunning as How I Live Now under her belt, Meg Rosoff has a lot to live up to. Fortunately, What I Was doesn’t disappoint. Trapped in a shudder-inducing coastal boarding school, and fixated with a beautiful boy who lives alone by the sea, a nameless narrator is drawn into a compelling tale of friendship-maybe-love. Expect a truly sincere portrait of desire, with an ending you can’t possibly guess. Haunting, intense and with a stinging twist in the tail, this saga of first love on the misty marsh coast is like nothing you will ever read again.

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Penguin Books Ltd

Date published

May 14th, 2008

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  • 208 pages


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Meg Rosoff


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