Sunday, May 6, 2012

Life as We Knew It, Susan Beth Pfeffer

Lisa is pregnant. Dad called around 11 o'clock to let us know. Only Mom had already taken Jonny to his baseball practice and of course Matt isn't home from college yet, so I was alone to get the big news. 

Sixteen year old Miranda lives a normal life, with normal worries and fears. But then a meteor smashes into the moon with more force than scientists expected. Life will never be the same again. Gas prices skyrocket, the electricity goes on an off, coastal are flooded, volcanoes erupt, there are earthquakes, and people start getting sick. And Miranda is one of the lucky ones. She records all this in her diary.

This book was really sad at times, and it reminded me that though we have relatively stable and safe lives, anything could happen at any moment. Life as We Knew It was super suspenseful, as you journey through these months (May-March) with Miranda and her family as everyone struggles to survive. There is also a sequel, This World We Live In.

Read Life as We Knew It:
  • if you like survival stories
  • if you like stories about natural disasters
  • if you like science fiction set right here on Earth
337 pages.

Very Good! I would recommend this book!

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