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.
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