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ISBN13: 9780739336830
ISBN10: 0739336835
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When Miranda first hears the warnings that a meteor is headed on a collision path with the moon, they just sound like an excuse for extra homework assignments. But her disbelief turns to fear in a split second as the entire world witnesses a lunar impact that knocks the moon closer in orbit, catastrophically altering the earths climate.

Everything else in Mirandas life fades away as supermarkets run out of food, gas goes up to more than ten dollars a gallon, and school is closed indefinitely. But what Miranda and her family dont realize is that the worst is yet to come.

Told in Mirandas diary entries, this is a heart-pounding account of her struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all-hope-in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar time.

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When a meteor hits the moon, Miranda must learn to survive the unimaginable. 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. Unabridged. 4 CDs.

About the Author

Susan Beth Pfeffer is the author of more than seventy books for children and young adults. Her bestselling book The Year Without Michael received a starred review from School Library Journal. It was also an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a Booklist Editors Choice, and winner of the South Carolina Young Adult Book Award. Pfeffer is also the author of the popular Portraits of Little Women series as well as Kid Power, which won the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award and the Sequoyah Book Award.

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Warbrarian Princess, October 31, 2008 (view all comments by Warbrarian Princess)
I listened to this one as an audiobook with my fella, who does not read and is somewhat contemptuous of books. He actually liked it! We both enjoyed it, quite a bit, and we were both eager to listen to more, to finish it out. But at the end, he pointed out that, really...nothing happened. Which is pretty interested, for an apocalyptic book. How can nothing happen while the world is ending?

Miranda's a teenager, living at home with her mother and her younger brother when an asteroid hits the moon. It's not supposed to be a big deal, really--like an eclipse, just more rare. But the asteroid is denser than the scientists though, and it knocks the moon closer. And that does all kinds of funny things to the tides. Then there's no electricity, no school, no food--and things just don't get better, and Miranda's family was prepared, but winter comes sooner than expected.

The performer is an acquired taste. She has a convincingly teenage-girl voice, which was actually pretty annoying when we started listening, but she grows on you as you hear more. She reads with emotion, and she doesn't try to do accents or voices that she can't pull off (which, for me, is basically the most obnoxious thing an audiobook reader can do). But really. Chapters and chapters and chapters go by, and nothing happens. I'm not saying it was anything other than completely pleasurable to listen to, but don't go into it looking for a lot of action. There's little to be had here. I'm looking forward to reading The Dead and the Gone, which I hear has everything that's missing here.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780739336830
Publisher:
Listening Library (Audio)
Subject:
Family - General
Read by:
Bauer, Emily
Read:
Bauer, Emily
Author:
Pfeffer, Susan Beth
Author:
Bauer, Emily
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Seven CD
Series:
Life As We Knew It
Publication Date:
20060912
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.02x5.03x1.17 in. .53 lbs.
Media Run Time:
540
Age Level:
from 10

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Life as We Knew It
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"Synopsis" by , When a meteor hits the moon, Miranda must learn to survive the unimaginable. 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. Unabridged. 4 CDs.

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