Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors #1)
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Okay, I was really looking forward to this book - I've been reading a lot of dystopias lately and they've surprised me in a positive way. Not this one.
Listen, if you're writing fantasy or sci-fi that's not based on Earth you can go all out, like, "That asteroid knocked Zhogenaqn, our moon, out of orbit, which caused all the feueldndao plants to release zignhnwp, a deadly virus." It's cool. You can do that, and I won't even bat an eyelash at it.
BUT when you say "oh all the astronom ...more
I loved this, easily one of my top reads this year; although maybe love isn’t the right word because this book scared the crap out of me. It also depressed me, made me very cold and gave me OCD about stockpiling food. I mean just how long could I survive on what’s in my cupboards? Not very. Three boxes of Kraft Dinner and a jar of spaghetti sauce are hardly going to see me through a wintery apocalypse now are they? (Alt ...more
I'm a sucker for dystopian/end of the world books, let me tell you. I picked this one up at Barnes And Noble last summer in the hopes of finding another book I really loved, but unfortunately that was not the case. The most important part of an end-of-the-world thriller, in my opinion, is it's ability to make you think that it could actually happen. I found Pfeffer's story of the moon being knocked out of orbit ...more
The one thing that bothers me about this book is that Christianity is portrayed in a horrible way. The main character (Miranda) has a best ...more
If you're looking for one of the best books of 2006, then look no further than Susan Beth Pfeffer's LIFE AS WE KNEW IT. A wonderful tale of family love, loss, and survival, this is one story that will stay with you long after you've turned the last page.
There have been lots of changes in sixteen-year-old Miranda's life recently. Her older brother, Matt, is away at college. Her mom is still adjusting to being a divorced parent. Her younger brother, Jonny, is ob ...more
Years and years ago, I had a massive platonic crush on a girl named Micheala. She was awesome…. She had bright orange dreadlocks and rode an orange, sparkly motorcycle (and knew how to fix it!) She grew her own veggies, canned them, made pottery, knew how to knit, how to make paper, how to make her own cat food, she was making a loom so she could make her own cloth for clothes... not that she actually did all of this stuff on a ...more
The book is compelling in many ways. You find yourself imagining what you would do in Miranda’ situation. Like many have said in the reviews before me, you feel an urge to g ...more
This is not a bad book -- it's got a voice th ...more
The basic gist of the story is an asteroid hits the moon and causes immense changes to the teenage heroine's lifestyle.
Issue 1: not enough mayhem ensues with the events in the story. I would easily expect more looting and depravity in this type of scenario. Everything seemed too put together. For example, the coastal regions are decimated ... yet internet access is still available ...more
Whether this is a good or a bad thing, I haven't quite decided yet. But that said, that thought as well as the sheer bleakness of several of the novels have led to a lot of restless nights, wondering if its time to start hoarding food and st ...more
I liked the characters in this book, but they did make some poor decisions. Not wanting to conserve food? Not worrying about running out of water? Wanting to give blankets away? Not eating because God doesn’t want you to? Going swimming even though there are mosquito-borne illnesses going about? Not the smartest bunch really.
The storyline in this was okay, but it also had some dodgy moments. I’m not sure how big their car/van was, but the number of c ...more
Thoughts/questions going through my mind:
*Would I want to survive?
*Would I leave my home or stay?
*How could I leave?
*Why did Mrs. Nesbitt not move in?
*What would my role in surving have been?
*What would they have done without a wood stove?
*Will things ever get back to normal?
*What modern convience would I miss the most?
*What's the likelyhood my ...more
Anyway, I thought the book was really well done and I like that something simple, but factual was used to get the story going. Some dystopian novels aren't too realistic or not enough research is done. In this case, as I said something simple, but factual was used. The moon controls tides ...more
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My TBR List is a meme brought to us by Because Reading is better than real life!It's a chance for you to vote on what I read next and formeto finally read books that are sitting on my TBR pile collecting dust. This month's theme books on my TBR list that fit my reading challenges and chose for me to readLife as We Knew Itand so here is my review, as promised. :D
First, I want to thank all you who voted for Life as We Knew It to be my TBR read of the month. I completely
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