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I always love to read books that describe how people survive in difficult situations. I am amazed at stories from England during WWII. The people came up with resourceful ways to survive against devastating circumstances. Those survival and preparation ideas stay with me as I think of how I would try to survive in difficult situations. Today, for What to Read Wednesday, I am suggesting a Young Adult Series that begins with this book, Life As We Knew It, by Susan Beth Pfeffer. I first read it a number of years ago, Maddy suggested it to me after she read it for a school assignment. It is one of those books that has stayed with me and I think of it often.
It is a science fiction novel that seems very feasible at the same time. Written in the form of a diary, a teenage girl named Miranda describes the events that happen when a huge asteroid strikes the moon and knocks it out of orbit, closer to Earth. This causes many cataclysmic events to happen on earth and those who live must find a way to survive. Not only do the characters find ways to survive, this book also points out situations that could arrive In the event of a major catastrophe that I hadn't considered. It was a book I couldn't put down.
Miranda's family lived in Pennsylvania, away from the ocean where other horrific events were happening. The next book in the series, entitled The Dead and the Gone is set in NYC. It is the story of a young man named Alex and his two sisters. Their parents disappeared after the devastating tidal waves and floods began after the asteroid struck the moon. The story is sad, yet intriguing.
There are two more books in the series. Only the first one is written in the form of a diary. But, they all deal with the same two families dealing with hunger, disease, natural disasters, death and how to survive. They miraculously end up connecting with one another. The twists and turns are interesting, but the way the problems are dealt with are what captured my attention.
You can purchase all 4 books as a set from Amazon at a good price right now! The price is only $20.99 for all four books! They are also available on Kindle. Get them now to have for your summer read!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!