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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.

In the year that has passed since a meteor collided with the moon, Miranda's friends and neighbors have died, the landscape has frozen, and food has become increasingly scarce. The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda's father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda's complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.

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.

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"Absorbing from first page to last." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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"Riveting and deeply frightening." The Bulletin

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"You will read it in one sitting, fighting back tears as you bite your nails." Teenreads.com

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When a meteor hits the moon, Miranda must learn to survive the unimaginable . . .

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In the year 2060, everything is done online—including school—and Maddie's father is the orchestrator. When Maddie meets Justin, he shows her there's a better way to live—but is he just using her in order to destroy her father's creation?

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In this captivating thriller, Amish teen Katie secretly lets an injured stranger into her isolated community—but has she also let in the plague that is destroying the outside world?

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Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether its to go to school or on a date, people dont venture out of their home. Theres really no need. For the most part, Maddies okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. People arent meant to be alone, he tells her. Suddenly, Maddie feels something awakening inside her—a feeling that maybe there is a different, better way to live. But with society and her parents telling her otherwise, Maddie is going to have to learn to stand up for herself if she wants to change the path her life is taking. In this not-so-brave new world, two young people struggle to carve out their own space.

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Katie is on the verge of her Rumspringa, the time in Amish life when teenagers can get a taste of the real world. But the real world comes to her in this dystopian tale with a philosophical bent. Rumors of massive unrest on the “Outside” abound. Something murderous is out there. Amish elders make a rule: No one goes outside, and no outsiders come in. But when Katie finds a gravely injured young man, she cant leave him to die. She smuggles him into her familys barn—at what cost to her community? The suspense of this vividly told, truly horrific thriller will keep the pages turning.

About the Author

Susan Beth Pfeffer's first two apocalyptic novels, Life As We Knew It and The Dead and the Gone, were widely praised by reviewers as action-packed, thrilling, and utterly terrifying. Life As We Knew It received numerous starred reviews and honors and was nominated for many state awards. Ms. Pfeffer lives in Middletown, New York.

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amethystlindell, July 8, 2015 (view all comments by amethystlindell)
This book was,sadly,a bit of a disappointment. When I picked this book up I was thrilled with the idea,a great catastrophe,and the thought of what would change if the moon really was closer to Earth.But the main character,Miranda,I found annoying,and nothing about her character made me like her or care what happened to her next.But,as a survival story,it was an interesting read all in all.I guess I'm mostly disappointed because it could have been so much better.
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G0993, January 22, 2013 (view all comments by G0993)
This book was well written and very horrifying. Almost every time I marked my place and put it down (and even some times in the middle of a sentence) I never wanted to keep reading it. You get sucked in and lost in the feeling of reading a very good book, but at the same time it caused you to disappear SO much that you actually could picture it as reality. Seemed like an actual accounting of a real event that could possibly happen. Or even happen from another natural event. No monsters, aliens, Zombies, Islamic extremists, or Mayan calendars were needed to make it truly horrifying and visceral. I kept trying to think of a way back to normal for the characters, but the event that happened was just too solid and irreparable.
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ChibiDollxx, April 4, 2012 (view all comments by ChibiDollxx)
This book is amazing! It makes you wonder if such a large catastrophe as the moon being knocked dramatically close to the Earth and causing life threatening- even civilization threatening- events, like tsunamis' and eruptions. You won't be able to put it down, and you will be tempted to grab a notepad and pen to take notes from the extremely smart mother in this novel, who knows exactly what her family needs in this situation. Susan Pffeffer did an amazing job making it seem as though you are living Miranda's life, that you will be amazed and excited when you see your television works and jump when the heater is turned on. 'Life as We Knew It' is an amazing end-of-days book, and will make you thankful for being well-fed and that the moon is in it's place!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780152061548
Author:
Pfeffer, Susan Beth
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Author:
Kacvinsky, Katie
Author:
Bickle, Laura
Author:
Lorentz, Dayna
Author:
Schumacher, Anna
Subject:
Situations / New Experience
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Situations / Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Life As We Knew It;The Dead and the Gone;The Shade of the Moon;This World We Liv
Subject:
technology;romance;love;teen fiction;digital age;cyberspace;science fiction;ages
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Life As We Knew It Series
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20120925
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 320 pages Graphia - English 9780152061548 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Absorbing from first page to last." (starred review)
"Review" by , "Riveting and deeply frightening."
"Review" by , "You will read it in one sitting, fighting back tears as you bite your nails."
"Synopsis" by , When a meteor hits the moon, Miranda must learn to survive the unimaginable . . .
"Synopsis" by , In the year 2060, everything is done online—including school—and Maddie's father is the orchestrator. When Maddie meets Justin, he shows her there's a better way to live—but is he just using her in order to destroy her father's creation?
"Synopsis" by , In this captivating thriller, Amish teen Katie secretly lets an injured stranger into her isolated community—but has she also let in the plague that is destroying the outside world?
"Synopsis" by ,
Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether its to go to school or on a date, people dont venture out of their home. Theres really no need. For the most part, Maddies okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. People arent meant to be alone, he tells her. Suddenly, Maddie feels something awakening inside her—a feeling that maybe there is a different, better way to live. But with society and her parents telling her otherwise, Maddie is going to have to learn to stand up for herself if she wants to change the path her life is taking. In this not-so-brave new world, two young people struggle to carve out their own space.
"Synopsis" by , Katie is on the verge of her Rumspringa, the time in Amish life when teenagers can get a taste of the real world. But the real world comes to her in this dystopian tale with a philosophical bent. Rumors of massive unrest on the “Outside” abound. Something murderous is out there. Amish elders make a rule: No one goes outside, and no outsiders come in. But when Katie finds a gravely injured young man, she cant leave him to die. She smuggles him into her familys barn—at what cost to her community? The suspense of this vividly told, truly horrific thriller will keep the pages turning.
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