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The eagerly awaited addition to the series begun with New York Times best-seller Life As We Knew It. Four years ago, a meteor knocked the moon off its orbit and the world changed forever. Seventeen-year-old Jon Evans is one of the lucky ones—he ended up in a Tennessee "enclave" instead of a dreaded "grubtown," where the government doesnt even bother purifying the ash-polluted air. Despite the fact that his own relatives live in a grubtown, Jon buys into the idea of the innate superiority of "clavers." His worldview is upended, however, when he meets a green-eyed girl who believes in equality and vows to help right the worlds wrongs. Can Jon afford to be as idealistic as she is?

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In this eagerly awaited addition to the series begun with New York Times best-seller Life As We Knew It, Jon Evans is one of the lucky ones—until he realizes that escaping his safe haven may be the only way to truly survive.

Synopsis:

The eagerly awaited addition to the series begun with the New York Times best-seller Life As We Knew It, in which a meteor knocks the moon off its orbit and the world changes forever.

It's been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?

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Susan Beth Pfeffer is the author of many books for teens, including the New York Times best-selling novel Life As We Knew It, which was nominated for several state awards, and its companion books, The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon. She lives in Middletown, NY.

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Beverly B, October 26, 2013 (view all comments by Beverly B)
The Shade of the Moon could almost be the first book in a new series as well as the conclusion of the Last Survivors Series. The long awaited, almost didn't happen, last book in the series that began with Life As We Knew and The Dead and The Gone is so very different from the other books that it is not recognizable as from the same series. That said, it is still an absorbing dystopian survival story. It is several years after the meteor hit the moon, and Jon, who was just a young boy in Life As We Knew It, is now 17. In the earlier books, Jon could be forgiven his whining and sense of entitlement because he was too young to understand how dire things were. In The Shade of the Moon, Jon's whining and sense of entitlement are infuriating. Jon is an extremely unlikable protagonist. The US has become a feudal plutocracy. People with needed skills, like doctors and engineers, live in protected, comfortable enclaves with plenty of food, medical care, heat and decent incomes. Almost everyone else is a grub. Residents of the enclaves are taught that grubs are inferior - an undesirable, lazy, violent, drain on resources. Grubs are just barely tolerated because the enclaves need their manual labor. They do not have enough food to be healthy, medical care or healthy places to live. Laws exist to protect the residents of the enclaves and keep the grubs powerless. Jon lives in an enclave. He has bought into the brainwashing to believe that he is superior and entitled to treat grubs badly. And he does treat them horribly even though his sister and brother-in-law are grubs. It is the story of Jon's slow realization that the comfortable, safe life he has been living is the result of the persecution of the masses and eventually, the masses will revolt. Readers who are expecting The Shade of the Moon to continue the story of Miranda and Alex may be disappointed as they are minor characters, but Jon's brutal coming of age story is compelling.
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ISBN:
9780547813370
Author:
Pfeffer, Susan Beth
Publisher:
Hmh Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Life As We Knew It Series
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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"Synopsis" by , In this eagerly awaited addition to the series begun with New York Times best-seller Life As We Knew It, Jon Evans is one of the lucky ones—until he realizes that escaping his safe haven may be the only way to truly survive.
"Synopsis" by , The eagerly awaited addition to the series begun with the New York Times best-seller Life As We Knew It, in which a meteor knocks the moon off its orbit and the world changes forever.

It's been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?

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