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Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
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Dec 25, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: dystopian, ya, ebook
Read in December, 2009

This book was based on an interesting premise...what would happen to earth if an asteroid knocked the moon off it's gravitational pull. Obviously it has significant implications for humans living on earth. Tsunamis,earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, utter chaos. The story follows the life of a family in Pennsylvania as they seek to survive the aftermath of such an incident. The story is told from 16 year old Miranda's POV as she keeps a journal of her experiences. I found her reflections, decisions, and the family interactions between Miranda and her mother and brothers to be interesting. And obviously I knew that there could only be basically one of two endings. I would recommend this book with caution....can be a bit panic-inducing.

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Reading Progress

12/23/2009 page 30
8.9% "So far different then I expected" 4 comments
12/24/2009 page 75
22.26% "Not sure this is the best book to read on Christmas Eve. But I can't put it down."
12/24/2009 page 115
34.12% "Interesting to read a book about the "end of the world" on a major holiday."
12/24/2009 page 200
59.35% "Sneaking in pages between visits with guest."
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message 1: by Tammy (new)

Tammy Blackwell Beware: This book is somewhat panic-inducing.

Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) Groan...thanks..

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