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The Dead and the Gone (The Last Survivors #2)
Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Life as We Knew It enthralled and devastated readers with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event—an asteroidhitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as theyunfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Moral...more
Following Alex and his family who live in NYC, he must find a way to keep his family alive as they go through the catacl ...more
Premise of both books: meteor hits moon, natural-disaster apocalypse ensues in the form of a collapsed infrastructure, food shortages, epidemics, etc. Life As We Knew It t ...more
Oh this was good, probably just as good as Life As We Knew It but the shock factor from that 1st book kind of knocks this one down a notch. This is a companion book to LAWKI, that’s right the same exact events from a different perspective. Here instead of reading from the diary of a girl in rural Pennsylvania ...more
Alex's dad was the super of the building. He would've had keys to every apartment. And, even if he didn't have the keys, (view spoiler)[EVERYONE IS FREAKING GONE ...more
The two books together make for very interesting reading as both detail what happens to different families during a natural disaster that causes the moon to move much closer to earth, causing cataclysmic changes.
This book differs in that it’s not told in diary form by a suburban middle class teenage girl but in third person fro ...more
One of the things I liked best about LAWKI was th ...more
In The Dead and the Gone we follow the story of Alex Morales, ...more
In case you fail to get the wrong idea from reading this review, I have enjoyed reading this series and thinking about the series.
Flannery stated it perfectly here, and here, these books are like crack! Or super greasy but yummy food that I can’t stop eating even though I have a lot of problems with them. There are huge holes in this book, that I could just not ignore. I do recommend reading the first book and continuing on with ...more
Alex Morales is a seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican New Yorker whose parents disappear in the aftermath of the tidal waves, must must now care for his two younger sisters, Julie and Brianna even when hope seems all gone.
The novel explores on how a young man takes on unimaginable res ...more
I love when you read a series, and the second book is just as good as the first. This book follows Alex, a teen who lives in New York City, when the Asteroid hits the moon. His struggle is much different than Miranda's, from the first book in the series, Life as We Knew It. Alex's parents disappear in the madness and he is responsible to take care of his two younger sisters. Imagine being so hungry and desperate, that you need to steal valuables from dead ...more
I liked this one better for a lot of reasons. In part one the main character is a tiny bit annoying and in this the protagonists is smart and strong willed and I was really rooting for him the whole time. I didn't feel as panicked when I read this one, I just kept holding my breath when unfortunate things kept happening.
I can’t wait to ...more
Quick Overview:(I doubt anyone really needs this, but...) An asteroid has hit the moon and knocked it closer to the earth and therefore making everything go out of wack, causing disasters and extreme climate changes all over the world. Alex Morales lives in New York City. He's a hard-working Puerto Rican seve ...more
Alex struggles to keep his sist ...more
This one, as it's title suggests, is more morbid than it's predesessor. There were times I just wanted to cry/throw-up/hug Alex. The whole Body Search Scene at Yankee Stadium is a book scene I will never forget. It was so horrifyingly real along with the sister-in-the-elevator scene. Depressing. But, this author's writing style se ...more
Alex Morales was unbearable. (You hear me Mrs Pfeffer?) Did he look after his sisters? Maybe. He was the one who brought in the food through the help of one of his school's colleagues (& later on friend) Kevin. In a time where money wasn't worth much, they both switched to bartering. But ... even if he did look after his sisters, - they looked after him as well.
Is it any wonder I don't like him? No? Allow me to explain: He must have thought h ...more
This was the worst book I've ever read. So much talk of religion that it was a struggle to keep reading. I don't mind talk of religion in books, I've ready many books on the subject but this was ridiculous. Every two seconds it was pray about this, god will help us, some saint will help us, etc. It was just too much and it felt like the author couldn't write a good story so she filled it with crap to make it into a ...more
Alex Morales is 17, living in NYC and on the trac ...more
As is the problem in Life As We Knew It, the moon has been hit by a meteor and is knocked off of its axis. The moon is now closer to the Earth which sets off a chain reaction of natural disasters throughout the world. Alex Morales lives in New York City which is devastated right from the start. The Statue of Liberty has been wiped out and many people were washed out to sea by huge tidal waves caused because of the ...more
This book paled in comparison to the first book in the series, "Life As We Knew It." That first book kept you on the edge of your seat and because it was told from the main character's point of view, it was even better.
I hesitated reading the second book because I had heard it was too similar to the first one. Well, it was and it wasn't. The second book was simply not as good because it replicated a lot of the same events from the first book, but the way it was told was boring, sl ...more
This one wasn't quite as captivating to me, but still very engaging. I was interested to see a different perspective on the entire disaster, and how differently it affected New York City than it did the small town portrayed in the first book. Mainly because in the first book the family was so isolated that the entire ordeal was about just them. The rest of the world could have been dead for all they knew. This book sh ...more
But unlike the first book, which was set in the burbs, this one is set in NYC, and told from the point of view of a Puerto Rican kid trying to look out for his two younger sisters in the absence (and likely deaths) of his parents and older brother. I ...more
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|the whateves: Who feels that Alex 's weaker than Miranda(main character from the first book)?||1||1||May 12, 2014 04:24PM|
|Class of 2014: The Dead and the Gone||2||3||Mar 27, 2014 06:13AM|
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|What's The Name o...: book about a comet knocking the moon closer to the earth [s]||4||31||Mar 13, 2013 07:32AM|