The Dead and the Gone (Last Survivors, #2)
Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Life as We Knew It enthralled and devastated readers with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event--an asteroid hitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in New... show more
Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Life as We Knew It enthralled and devastated readers with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event--an asteroid hitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Morales. When Alex's parents disappear in the aftermath of tidal waves, he must care for his two younger sisters, even as Manhattan becomes a deadly wasteland, and food and aid dwindle. With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful novel explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities.
Publish date: January 18th 2010
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 308
Edition language: English
Life as We Knew It was pretty good. I enjoyed reading it. The Dead and the Gone isn’t really a continuation of the first one, it’s set in a different setting this time in New York City. Instead of a female protagonist, we have a male one who’s like the previous main character, has a family to take c...
I accidentally read book 3 prior to reading book 2, and I'm glad that I did. If I had read this one prior to jumping into [b:This World We Live In|6393972|This World We Live In (Last Survivors, #3)|Susan Beth Pfeffer|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1406787381s/6393972.jpg|6582550], I might not have c...
Opening Line: “At the moment when life as he had known it changed forever, Alex Morales was behind the counter at Joey’s Pizza, slicing a spinach pesto pie into roughly eight equal pieces.” Oh this was good, probably just as good as (Life As We Knew It) but the shock factor from that 1st book kin...
The Dead and The Gone is a post apocalyptic book that follows a teenage boy that tries to take care of his siblings as the world around him is crumbling to pieces. This book makes you look at life a while different way and really makes you think about the things you have and how life would be with...
This sequel was strong but it wasn't as good as the first book of the series. I really liked the religious exploration this one took but I didn't like the story as much. Both the books in the series so far have ended abruptly and I was really looking forward to more of Miranda's story. I'm glad to s...