Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The Dead and the Gone by Susan Pfeffer
The Dead & The Gone is a companion to Life As We Knew It. At first I was a bit disappointed that it wasn't a sequel to Life As We Knew It. But I ended up liking The Dead & The Gone a bit more than Life As We Knew It.
When the meteor hits the moon Alex is at his work in New York City. With deadly tidal waves covering the city he rushes home to find his family. Not knowing if his parents are alive or dead, Alex is now responsible for taking care of his 2 sisters.
At first living in the city is much easier than what Miranda and her family are facing in the country. But things soon take a turn for the worse. As food supplies run out and winter sets in Alex and his sisters are forced to break into people's homes to find any food or warmth that they can find to survive.
I think this was a much darker book than Life as we Knew It, but I seemed to feel more for Alex and his sisers. The horrors that they see in the city are so vivid. It truly is the worst nightmare that a person can imagine.