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18 April 2007

Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors #1)

In Susan Beth Pfeffer's novel, Life As We Knew It, the Earth goes through a major change. What at first sounds like a fun event to witness turns to chaos when a meteor hits the moon.

The moon is pushed into an orbit closer to Earth. This changes the gravitational effect it has on the oceans, rising the tides 20 feet. Coastal cities and islands are wiped out. Weather patterns change. Volcanoes erupts. And ash blocks out the sun.

Miranda and her family are better off than most. Her mother was smart enough to get all of her money out of the bank in cash. They stocked up on food and water to wait out the changes. Miranda is sure the scientists are coming up with ways to help, but with no electricity she cannot watch the news or go online to find out.

This young adult novel, written through journal entries, is a thrill ride into the unknown. Will Miranda and her family survive a winter that started in September and has no end in sight?

Pfeffer, Susan Beth. (2006). Life as we knew it. New York: Harcourt.

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