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Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
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Oct 28, 2007

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As far as story goes and the ability to give me nightmares this book is a five. I was talking about it non-stop while reading it, and can't seem to get a big ol' knot in my stomach every time I look up at the sky now. My one big problem with the book was the main character...which being "main" truly is a big problem. If Miranda was 12 or 13 I would have been much more into the story, but as a 16 year old she was completely unbelievable. I spent half of my time saying "a 16 year old would know that!" or "a 16 year old wouldn't say that", time that could have been spent saying "aaaaaaahhhh this book is terrifying me and I love it". I wonder why the choice was made to make her 16 and if she was originally written younger, but someone thought the younger audience couldn't handle such a troubling book. Who knows.
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Meggie I believe she was chosen to be sixteen because

message 2: by Stephanie (last edited May 26, 2010 02:11PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Stephanie I totally agree. The writing style in the very beginning made me pause and flip to the inside cover to see how old the protagonist was supposed to be. She didn't seem sixteen at all. I would've definitely believed someone in the 12-14 range. She was way too immature.

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