Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Life as we Knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer

Genre: YA Fiction
Pages: 337
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 9780152061548
Rating: 4/5

I gotta admit I really did enjoy this one. I didn't know it was a series until I got to the end and I was very excited. There were some flaws of course but in the end I rated it based on the entertainment factor. I read it in 1.5 days and it kept me awake and I wanted to continue reading it so...

It is based on a young teenage girl, Miranda, who writes in her journal and I think it is an easy way to write a book because there are many details that you can leave out. It begins with her living a normal life with her friends and family and there are talks and news about a meteor that is expected to hit the moon and when it does it literally pushes the moon closer to earth and all these catastrophic events unravel and it's like the world comes to an end. All these things happen, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcano eruptions. Half of the known world is pretty much gone and it is in Miranda's journal that we learn this much but that it all we know which also makes the story good because it is pretty much all she knows too. There are no more news and how will she get any more information? It is definitely a good story and I am very much happy to get to the next installment< The Dead and the Gone, which is another teenage boy who lives in NYC and it is now his story of how these events effect him.

I gotta admit this is one of the few YA's that I truly enjoy and I wish I would have known how good it was before for I would have brought the box set! I wonder if there will be more after the 3?? Perhaps in the making...????


Rita J. Webb said...

I've never heard of this book, but it sounds really interesting. I'll look into reading this next month when I'm all caught up with the pile I got from the library.

Donna said...

This was very quick and very good all the same. I hope you get to it.