Life As We Knew It
Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun? As summer turns to Arctic... show more
Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun? As summer turns to Arctic winter, 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 journal entries, this is the heart-pounding story of Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all--hope--in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. (20060901)
Publish date: 2006-10-01
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Book Club
, Post Apocalyptic
I don’t think I had high expectations for this book but I was affronted on so many levels at the end of the book and especially after reading a few chapters of the third book in the series. First of all what would happen if a large asteroid did strike the moon? Could it knock it clear out of its orb...
I loved this story, it was a beautiful exploration of human frailty told in the eyes of a sixteen year old girl. Pfeffer did an excellent job maintaining the voice of a sixteen year old in a realistic fashion but still managed to keep the story and the plot interesting. Miranda's character shows a g...
YA apocalyptic tale from the viewpoint of a teenage girl. I shouldn't have expected as much as I did when I started reading this book.This is no science-fiction, that's for sure. It's just a journal of Miranda, kind of simplistic and repetitive. Towards the end it started to get better, but the endi...
3 1/2 stars. I really enjoyed this book - it was a page-turning story, but it didn't amaze me or anything. I'm finding that I really like apocalyptic books (though I'm not sure I'm necessarily categorizing that correctly). I liked the diary entry format of the story, but found that Miranda (the MC) ...
I loved the plot/premise. The writer did her research, so that makes the natural disaster apocalypse junkie in me happy. I used to watch a lot of Discovery channel, so every time they had a show about possible end of the world scenarios I would watch it. Didn't help my paranoia when I was younger. L...