What I Was

Author(s): Meg Rosoff


From the 2016 recipient of the Astrid Lindgren award and author of international bestseller How I Live Now, National Book Award finalist Picture Me Gone, and most recently Jonathan Unleashed Finn was a beautiful orphan. H was a prep school misfit. On a September afternoon many years ago they met on a beach on the coast of England, near the ancient fisherman's hut Finn was squatting in with his woodstove, a case of books, a striped blanket and a cat. H insinuates his way into Finn's life--his blazing wood fires and fishing expeditions. Their friendship deepens, offering H the freedom and human connection that has always eluded him. But all too soon the idyll of their relationship is shaken by a heart-wrenching scandal. What I Was is the unforgettable story of H at the end of his life looking back on this friendship, which has shaped and obsessed him for nearly a century.

Product Information

Runner-up for New Angle Prize for Literature 2009. Shortlisted for Costa Children's Book Award 2007 and Carnegie Medal 2008.

General Fields

  • : 9780141383927
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : 0.224
  • : September 2007
  • : 1.5 Centimeters X 13.6 Centimeters X 21.6 Centimeters
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Meg Rosoff
  • : Paperback
  • : Open market ed
  • : very good
  • : 199