The Dead and the Gone (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 asteroid hitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Mor...more
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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
One of the things I liked best about LAWKI was th ...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
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
In The Dead and the Gone we follow the story of Alex Morales, ...more
I felt like something was missing. Maybe because is the sequel many things were just thrown in there. Overall I really liked it but it was one of the saddest books I've read.
The characters all have to grow up so fast and this time there wasn't a mother to tell them what to do and do all the planning. But they survived.
And New York ... I love this city and I knew exactly where all the streets from the book are. It was kinda weird to see this city in position like ...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
This second book in the series takes place in New York City and involves a Puerto Rican family. The moon is knocked off its axis as in the first book and terrible things start to happen to the earth.
Its up to the oldest kid in the family to be the "man" of the house now. Mom and dad have not been heard from and no idea if and when they will return when the disas ...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
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
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