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Publisher Comments:

I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonaldand#8217;s still would be open. High school sophomore Mirandaand#8217;s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth, like "one marble hits another." The result is catastrophic. How can her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis are wiping out the coasts, earthquakes are rocking the continents, and volcanic ash is blocking out the sun? As August turns dark and wintery in northeastern Pennsylvania, 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. Told in a yearand#8217;s worth of journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Mirandaand#8217;s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of alland#8212;hopeand#8212;in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. An extraordinary series debut! Susan Beth Pfeffer has written three companion novels to Life As We Knew It, including The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon.

Review:

"Karp debuts with a dark and often technophobic thriller that falters a bit with its premise, but nonetheless entertains. In the near future, after a terrorist attack has increased human isolation and dependency on corporations, two teens become the victims of a mysterious entropic force that causes people to be forgotten by everyone who has known them. Mal, 17, has led a tough life, living in foster care and taking out his aggressions in the boxing ring, while Laura's suburban life has been generally happy. As both are cut off from family and friends, they get pulled into a conspiracy involving a government agency, a hidden office building, and powerful mind control. Karp ably ratchets up the suspense, but the book's final revelation defies even generous suspension of disbelief. That stumbling block — as well as the chaotic ending — would be relatively minor if not for the frustrating second-half prominence of obnoxious and a consistently dislikable schoolteacher, who drags down every scene he's in. Mal and Laura's adventure and romance is still compelling, though, for those who stick with it. Ages 12 — up. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Romantic medieval fantasy from a debut author

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

"You will read it in one sitting, fighting back tears as you bite your nails."and#160;
--teenreads.com on Life As We Knew It

Synopsis:

Readers of Asimov or Philip K. Dick will be enthralled by this post-apocalyptic adventure wherein a power plant explosion plunges New York into darkness and violence, and two teens struggle to create their future in a world ravaged by ecological disaster and corporate greed.

Synopsis:

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Mirandas 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.
    
Told in journal entries, this is the heart-pounding story of Mirandas struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all--hope--in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world.

'

Synopsis:

New York Citys spirit has been crushed. People walk the streets with their heads down, withdrawing from one another and into the cold comfort of technology. Teenagers Mal and Laura have grown up in this reality. Theyve never met. Seemingly, they never will. 

But on the same day Mal learns his brother has disappeared, Laura discovers her parents have forgotten her. Both begin a search for their families that leads them to the same truth: someone or something has wiped the teens from the memories of every person they have ever known. Thrown together, Mal and Laura must find common ground as they attempt to reclaim their pasts.

About the Author

KRISTIN CASHORE has written for The Horn Book Guide, The Looking Glass: An Online Childrens Literature Journal, and Childrens Literature in Education. She received a masters degree in childrens literature from Simmons College. Graceling is Ms.Cashores first novel. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida.
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547553115
Author:
Karp, Jesse
Publisher:
Harcourt Children's Books
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Subject:
Situations / Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Life As We Knew It Series
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7 to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.98 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Karp debuts with a dark and often technophobic thriller that falters a bit with its premise, but nonetheless entertains. In the near future, after a terrorist attack has increased human isolation and dependency on corporations, two teens become the victims of a mysterious entropic force that causes people to be forgotten by everyone who has known them. Mal, 17, has led a tough life, living in foster care and taking out his aggressions in the boxing ring, while Laura's suburban life has been generally happy. As both are cut off from family and friends, they get pulled into a conspiracy involving a government agency, a hidden office building, and powerful mind control. Karp ably ratchets up the suspense, but the book's final revelation defies even generous suspension of disbelief. That stumbling block — as well as the chaotic ending — would be relatively minor if not for the frustrating second-half prominence of obnoxious and a consistently dislikable schoolteacher, who drags down every scene he's in. Mal and Laura's adventure and romance is still compelling, though, for those who stick with it. Ages 12 — up. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by ,
Romantic medieval fantasy from a debut author
"Synopsis" by , When a meteor hits the moon, Miranda must learn to survive the unimaginable . . .
"Synopsis" by ,
"You will read it in one sitting, fighting back tears as you bite your nails."and#160;
--teenreads.com on Life As We Knew It
"Synopsis" by ,
Readers of Asimov or Philip K. Dick will be enthralled by this post-apocalyptic adventure wherein a power plant explosion plunges New York into darkness and violence, and two teens struggle to create their future in a world ravaged by ecological disaster and corporate greed.
"Synopsis" by , '
Mirandas 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.
    
Told in journal entries, this is the heart-pounding story of Mirandas struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all--hope--in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world.

'

"Synopsis" by , New York Citys spirit has been crushed. People walk the streets with their heads down, withdrawing from one another and into the cold comfort of technology. Teenagers Mal and Laura have grown up in this reality. Theyve never met. Seemingly, they never will. 

But on the same day Mal learns his brother has disappeared, Laura discovers her parents have forgotten her. Both begin a search for their families that leads them to the same truth: someone or something has wiped the teens from the memories of every person they have ever known. Thrown together, Mal and Laura must find common ground as they attempt to reclaim their pasts.

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