Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Originality: ♥♥♥♥
Quality of Writing: ♥♥♥♥
Setting: ♥♥♥♥♥
Characters: ♥♥♥♥♥
Overall View: ♥♥♥♥♥

Okay so again this isn't a new book, and it's actually something I read about fours years ago. It scared me then, and it scares me now. It's so real- the struggle of not knowing, of not being able to keep ourselves alive- all of this is terrifying because we never know what's coming round the corner to surprise us.

Life as we knew it is about sixteen year old Miranda in Pennsylvania, who writes down everything that happened from the time a comet hit the moon out of place and on to how this disaster caused a chain of other disasters. And of course how this affected her and her whole world. The lack of food, electricity and warmth are the main pains, and from that the death that follows them in the course of the novel.

It's one of those books that make you think really deeply about what we have and what we don't have. It also reminds you how small we are in this world. It's about how natures are the real power in this world, and people are just that, people. After reading this, at meal times I was always thinking of Miranda and her family always having to skip meals so they could survive on what little food they had, longer. 

The build up to the moon being pushed further towards earth was really good, and the story after was equally good. It appears that nothing happens in the book, but that's the best thing. There is always something happening- and that's the increased beating of your heart because you realize how horrifying the whole situation is.

This is a great YA novel. I hadn't realized Pfeffer had written sequels so now I'm getting onto those!

Five stars for a thrilling read. 


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