Life as We Knew It
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Dystopian
Susan Beth Pfeffer
New York Times bestseller! A heart-stopping post-apocalyptic thriller that's "absorbing from first to last page."*When a meteor knocks the moon closer to earth, Miranda, a high school sophomore, takes shelter with her family.Told in a year’s worth of journal entries, Life as We Knew It chronicles the human struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all—hope—in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world.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.I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald’s still would be open. Like one marble hitting another, when the moon slams closer to earth, the result is catastrophic. Worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun.Life as We Know It is an extraordinary series debut. The companion novels are: The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon.(*Publishers Weekly, starred review)
Susan Beth Pfeffer
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"I read some books by this author and decided to read this one and it didn’t disappoint. She captures the feelings of the characters so well. Read the whole series, I believe there are four books to this series. I read before these series, “The Year without Michael”, the little women series and “About David”. The series and “The Year without Michael” made me cry."
"Super read for an engrossing, accessible page turner. I felt the story's anxiety in my normal life. "
"This entire series is one of my favorites. I love the way it is written. It’s a page turner but not in an action packed way. For me, I became deeply invested in these characters. I usually dislike books written in the form of the diary but it made me feel the anxiety, hardships, and small moments of happiness and relief much harder. A great read that I definitely recommend."
"So it talks about a pandemic and and as they feel stuck so many times and even if Ms. Nessbett and Peter died they never were greedy when it came to them or themselves. Most started out like that but they were kids and later on they matured and had many bad experiences that no one should ever experience "