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What I was
Meg Rosoff
Adult Fiction ROSOFF

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Summary: A piercing, magical story about'a life-altering friendship Toward the end of his life, H looks back on the relationship that has shaped and obsessed him for nearly a century. It began many years earlier at St. Oswald’s, a dismal boarding school on the coast of England, where the young H came face- to-face with an almost unbearably beautiful boy living by himself at the edge of the sea. At first, the mysterious Finn appears to have no past—his home is an ancient fisherman’s hut with a woodstove, a case of books, striped blankets, and a cat. H insinuates his way into Finn’s life, stalking him with perfect patience until an unlikely friendship is kindled; a confused idyll of ?devotion and longing set against a background of blazing wood fires and fishing expeditions. Their friendship deepens, offering H both the freedom and the human connection that has always eluded him. But in a world of conformity, can one eccentric idyll be ?allowed to survive?


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main characters Unnamed
Male
Age: Teenager
Attended boarding school; becomes friends with Finn; fascinated by Finn; spends as much time as he can with his friend.
Student

Finn
Male
Age: Teenager
Loner
Lives alone in a hut by the sea; falls ill.



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