How I live Now by Meg Rosoff.
I picked this up this month having previously read Just In Case by the same author. I have to say both books are very different, both are good, they're just different from each other. Unlike Justin who I found rather un-likeable Daisy, the female protagonist of How I Live Now is most definitely like-able. The story follows Daisy as she is sent from America to live with her English cousins just before a war breaks out. Once Britain finds it'self under the rule of The Enemy Daisy and her four cousins find themselves split up and fighting to survive.
This is an exciting tale that I read in two sittings because I just didn't want to put it down, I only did the first time because I had to sleep. Daisy has to grow up quickly and fight to keep herself and her young cousin alive as the search for the other two cousins. It's a tale of courage and strength and love. You see, the twist in the tale here is that Daisy is in love with one of her cousins and its this love that gives her the strength to keep going, it's this love that keeps her alive.
When put like that it's an odd sounding book but I guarantee you'll enjoy it if you give it a try.