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Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
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Mar 14, 2012

did not like it
Read from March 12 to 14, 2012

An asteroid has crashed into the moon, knocking it closer to earth which causes havoc with the weather. Natural disasters such as tsunamis, volcanoes, storms, and floods devastate the world killing millions. The resulting starvation and disease begin to kill even more. Unfortunately, one of the survivors happen to be the dullest most insipid teenage girl ever to draw fictional breath and this girl thinks it would be a good idea to write a diary describing these events. The story is told from the spoiled teenager, Miranda's whining point of view. She begins her struggle to survive by making a mildly interesting journey to a supermarket very early on and helping her mother stock her home with an overabundance of supplies. She continues to survive this global tragedy by spending the rest of the time doing nothing more exciting than complaining about the things she's missing like prom and boys and dates, and of course endless obsessing over food while being as completely and unendearingly clueless as is humanly possible. The food obsession becomes progressively worse when her little brother goes off to baseball camp (because apparently in a post apocalyptic USA, there is still baseball camp) and her mother requests that they begin to skip one meal per day to ration their food stores. I didn't find any of the characters to be even remotely likable. The most disturbing thing about this book is the mere thought that if such a tragedy were to actually happen, the world could be populated with people like this family....and cockroaches.
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Rics i love this book <3

Donna That's promising! Thanks for telling me, I might start this one next. :) It sounds pretty good.

G.C. Nash I felt the exact same way.

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