Life As We Knew It
  • Life As We Knew It
  • Life As We Knew It
  • Life As We Knew It
  • Life As We Knew It
  • Life As We Knew It
ISBN: 0152061541
EAN13: 9780152061548
Language: English
Release Date: May 1, 2008
Pages: 352
Dimensions: 0.94" H x 6.85" L x 4.96" W
Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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, like 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 wintery 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

Susan Beth Pfeffer has written several companion novels to Life As We Knew It, including The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon.

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5
   Really Enjoyed - great for teens.
I loved this book ''. I am an adult, but I really enjoyed the relationships of this family. Aside from the world ending struggles, they had to deal with normal teenage being a struggle. It's not death and gore and zombies, but more about how the best comes out in people when it is really most important.
 
5
   Riveting! I couldn't put it down!
I read this series after I came across the Hunger Games. As much as I love the Hunger Games, I read each of these books at least three times. It is so insightful and compelling. Each time I read them I find new details. If you or your children enjoyed the Hunger Games, this is an interesting series and will bring up some excellent conversations about family, technology and priorities in life.
 
5
   Every one in my book group loved this book
Everybody in my book group loved this book. The story was believable so well that it was told. We read the accompanying books.
 
3
   Good little post apocalyptic story
The reading was enjoyable. Never boring and the protagonist is a likable and at times very realistic teenage girl. After reading this, I'm probably going to buy a wood stove.
 
5
   Great to get kids reading
Many of my seventh grade students love this book. It’s got realistic characters, and the action starts right away. A page turner for kids who like survival stories with action on every page.
 
5
   Great dystopian series
I came across this book and absolutely loved it. Once i started reading, i had to order the rest of the series. Highly recommend
 
5
   Could you survive?
Gripping story about a teenaged girl and her family surviving apocalyptic weather events-from volcanic ash to blistering heat and how they came together as a family to keep each other alive. I trep through this book, fearing what would happen to Miranda, Matt, Jonathan and their mother. It is amazing how humans can survive the unsurvivable. While I hope an asteroid never moves the Moon in real life, it does make you wonder how I survived?
 
5
   Interesting Take On An Apocalypse Moving in Slow Motion
I was quite taken with this novel, with a normal small town family facing the slow disintegration of civilization after a large meteor penetrating the Moon into a lower orbit with catastrophic results around the world. But we experience growing devastation through the experiences of a family trying to hold things together as things go from bad to worse. Very well-written with three dimensional characters, you can 't help but draw.
 
5
   Easy book to get lost in, not for young kids
This was assigned by my daughter's school for a battle of the books competition. Some parents mentioned that it may not be appropriate for all ages, so I decided to read it myself. I loved the book absolutely! I started reading it at 9 : 00 a.m. and read all morning and afternoon until I finished the whole thing! Yes, some of the themes and language were not appropriate for our age group of children. These were a bit of graphic sex talk and some other things that I didn 't want to explain to my 10 yo. The school dropped the book quickly from the contest. I, however, told my daughter how much I loved the book and that she could read it in a few years!
 
5
   You can start with either the first book or the second
Great book for the high school for middle school. This series was used for a unitary lesson during the summer school. The students loved it! Even the ones who did not read to lie!
 
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