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Susan Beth Pfeffers 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.

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With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful novel--a companion to "Life As We Knew It"--explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities.

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A riveting companion to Life As We Knew It

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"You will read it in one sitting, fighting back tears as you bite your nails." 
--teenreads.com on Life As We Knew It

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In the year that has passed since a meteor collided with the moon, Mirandas friends and neighbors have died, the landscape has frozen, and food has become increasingly scarce. The struggle to survive intensifies when Mirandas father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Mirandas 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.

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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Beverly B, March 3, 2013 (view all comments by Beverly B)
The Dead and Gone will have you abandoning your responsibilities so you can keep reading, improving your emergency preparedness kits, and stockpiling food. The inciting event is a meteor hits the moon and knocks it closer to Earth. The events center around the disasterous consequences, and a teen boy's desperate struggle to protect himself and his two sisters. While trying to survive, and provide for his sisters, Alex is dealing with the trauma of realizing that his parents and extended family are most likely dead, most of his friends' families have left the city, and resources are disappearing rapidly. The Dead and the Gone is frightening, suspenseful and grim, but the characters are so compelling, readers can't help but hold their breath to see if Alex and his sisters survive. If you are one of the many who believe that young adult literature is only for teens, and writers of YA fiction are not as gifted as writers of "real literature", The Dead and The Gone, and its parallel story, Life As We Knew It are among the many that will change your mind.
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Scot, September 14, 2011 (view all comments by Scot)
The New York Times raved about this book, causing me to overcome my cynicism concerning young adult sci-fi. After reading it, I'm going back for more, picking up Pfeffer's companion to this book, Life As We Knew It. The novel presents us with a post-apocalyptic world in which a teen ager, torn from his family, must come to terms with a life in which unfairness and cruelty are the norm. That he does so by digging deep into reserves of humanity and compassion is a hopeful statement about humanity, in spite of humans and all of our foibles, that is as inspiring as any I've encountered in teen literature. A real page turner. Fast paced, fascinating, terrific characters, and some surprising twists. I read it in two sittings, the second only necessary because I was sad to see the pages dwindle down to the conclusion and spread the story out over two days.
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crowandtree, January 4, 2011 (view all comments by crowandtree)
A winning book in regards to both writing style and content. I couldn't put it down!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780547258553
Author:
Pfeffer, Susan Beth
Publisher:
Graphia Books
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Situations / Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Action & Adventure - Survival Stories
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Life As We Knew It Series
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 0.56 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful novel--a companion to "Life As We Knew It"--explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities.
"Synopsis" by , A riveting companion to Life As We Knew It
"Synopsis" by ,
"You will read it in one sitting, fighting back tears as you bite your nails." 
--teenreads.com on Life As We Knew It
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In the year that has passed since a meteor collided with the moon, Mirandas friends and neighbors have died, the landscape has frozen, and food has become increasingly scarce. The struggle to survive intensifies when Mirandas father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Mirandas 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.
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