Winner of the 2007 Carnegie Medal, the captivating and darkly-comic novel Just in Case is a thrilling coming-of-age story - described by The Times as a modern The Catcher in the Rye - from the bestselling author of How I Live Now Meg Rosoff.
Every minute of every day, a million things happen ...The day David Case saves his brother's life, his whole world changes.
Suddenly, every moment is fizzing with what-if's, and it's up to David to outwit fate. Or try to. He changes his name and the way he looks. He leaves home and finds himself caught up in a series of strange and extraordinary adventures.
He even falls in love. But is David really in control of his life? And if he isn't - who is? 'Unusual and engrossing' - Independent 'Outstanding' - The Times 'Intelligent, ironic and darkly funny' - Sunday Times Bestselling author Meg Rosoff has received great critical acclaim since the publication of her first novel How I Live Now (winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize).
Her other novels, The Bride's Farewell and What I Was, which was described by The Times as 'Samuel Beckett on ecstasy', are also available from Puffin.
Follow Meg on Twitter @megrosoff.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/06/2007
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9780141318066
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Review by yellowoasis
Aargh, I was really annoyed when this book won the Carnegie Medal, even though I absolutely adored Rosoff's first book (How i live now). What's even more annoying is I have to buy a copy for my collection! I just dislike quirky boy protagonists so much, they seem completely unbelievable to me. Perhaps I'll read it again one day and will appreciate it more then.