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Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Life as We Knew It

bodelll, December 4, 2011

This book is excellent, and I loved it! I could feel the sorrow and despair the people went through. Susan Beth Pfeffer is a descriptive, creative author that left not one chapter without throwing in an unexpected turn, that was extremely well thought out and added to the story very well. One of the many things I loved about the book is that I loved how Mirandah didn't talk like she was an adult, she actually sounded like she was a high school student. Also, the situation between Dan and Mirandah broke my heart. I could not believe that so many terrible things could happen to one person when they were not even out of high school yet. Since I am in high school, it was very relatable. I couldn’t believe the affection Mirandah had for her father, step-mother, and “Rachel” that she would spend her last part of her life trying to find out what happened to them. That was real love. Mirandah all throughout the book said she didn’t believe in God. In the end I feel like she realized that her and family’s wellness and the miraculous miracle at the end was not luck or even fate, but God blessing her and all her hard work and sacrifices she gave to save not only herself but her family, too. This wasn’t the only lesson learned either; there are many others that Mirandah was taught. After reading, I was inspired to keep a journal and stock up in a lot of food storage! This disaster makes you really stop and think if you are actually prepared if something like this were to happen. I couldn’t help but flip the pages striving to know what was going to happen; I could not put it down. Some problems that someone might have with the book is that there is a lot of dying and hardships, but without them, there book would not be exciting or interesting. I can't wait to read the second and third book and I have heard many great comments about them.
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