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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

Synopsis:

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

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Life As We Knew It meets Lord of the Flies in a mall that looks just like yours

A biological bomb has just been discovered in the air ducts of a busy suburban mall. At first nobody knows if it's even life threatening, but then the entire complex is quarantined, people start getting sick, supplies start running low, and there's no way out. Among the hundreds of trapped shoppers are four teens.

These four different narrators, each with their own stories, must cope in unique, surprising manners, changing in ways they wouldn't have predicted, trying to find solace, safety, and escape at a time when the adults are behaving badly.

This is a gripping look at people and how they can--and must--change under the most dire of circumstances.

And not always for the better.

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I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonalds still would be open. High school sophomore Mirandas 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 years worth of journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Mirandas struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all—hope—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.

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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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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bodelll, December 4, 2011 (view all comments by bodelll)
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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780152061548
Author:
Pfeffer, Susan Beth
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Author:
Lorentz, Dayna
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
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Life As We Knew It Series
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 0.6 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 360 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 ,
Life As We Knew It meets Lord of the Flies in a mall that looks just like yours

A biological bomb has just been discovered in the air ducts of a busy suburban mall. At first nobody knows if it's even life threatening, but then the entire complex is quarantined, people start getting sick, supplies start running low, and there's no way out. Among the hundreds of trapped shoppers are four teens.

These four different narrators, each with their own stories, must cope in unique, surprising manners, changing in ways they wouldn't have predicted, trying to find solace, safety, and escape at a time when the adults are behaving badly.

This is a gripping look at people and how they can--and must--change under the most dire of circumstances.

And not always for the better.

"Synopsis" by , I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonalds still would be open. High school sophomore Mirandas 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 years worth of journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Mirandas struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all—hope—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.
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