Just in Case, Paperback Book
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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 TimesBestselling 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
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  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780141318066

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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.

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