Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Life As We Knew It by Susan Pfeffer
When the moon is hit by a meteor which moves it closer to earth, the life that Miranda and her family knew is now changed forever.
Thankfully Miranda's mother is a quick thinker. As soon as the catastrophe happens she rushes to the grocery store to stockpile food. They will need it in the coming months.
With the moon shifting closer to earth the seasons are now out of whack. Weather is very extreme and winter is bitter and miserable. People are dying from starvation and exposure to the harsh winter.
The story is told in diary form from Miranda's point of view. Sometimes the reader wants to reach into the story and smack Miranda and tell her to quit being so self-centered! Other than that I really got caught up in the story and the lives of the people in it. And it really does have you asking the question of yourself "What would I do?"