Review of Life As We Knew It: Susan Beth Pfeffer

I was in the mood for a good THE SKY IS FALLING book and so I picked this one up not expecting too much and was pleasantly surprised. It’s about what happens to the world when a meteor hits the moon and knocks it a little closer to earth. What that does to the tides (huge tsunamis) and causes volcanos to erupt and well, ya, it’s not a good scenario. The book is written in journal form, which normally annoys me, but this time I thought it really added to the story.
The story is actually a duet and continues with The World We Live In which I felt really tied up some loose ends and ended this girls story pretty well.
I recommend.

Amazon Description of: Life As We Knew It:

I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald’s still would be open.
High school sophomore Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth, the way “one marble hits another.” The result is catastrophic. How can her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis are wiping out the coasts, earthquakes are rocking the continents, and volcanic ash is blocking out the sun? As August turns dark and wintry in northeastern Pennsylvania, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.
Told in a year’s worth of journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all—hope—in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. An extraordinary series debut!
  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Graphia; 1 edition (May 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152061541
Amazon Description for This World We Live In:

 

In the year that has passed since a meteor collided with the moon, Miranda’s friends and neighbors have died, the landscape has frozen, and food has become increasingly scarce. The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda’s father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda’s complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.

  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Graphia; Reprint edition (April 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547550286
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