How I Live Now - Meg Rosoff
Thank you Book Smugglers and Old School Wednesdays for recommending this wonderful book!

I loved "There Is No Dog" which I read last year but I loved this one even more. These two books are as different as night and day.

What begins as a book about a summer away from home with cousins you've never met and nary an adult in sight for most of the first part of the book slowly gets darker and more beautiful until it breaks your heart.

What more can I say.