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The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
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Aug 01, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: series, science-fiction, dystopia
Recommended for: Life As We Knew It fans
Read in January, 2009

The Dead and the Gone in my opinion, is the better of the two in this apocalyse-like series. But I do recommend reading Miranda's story, Life As We Knew It, first.

Told from Alex Morales's perspective, this story takes place in New York City, the city that never sleeps. Until, at least, an asteroid hitting the moon virtually obliterates everything they thought they had. Food. Heat. Family, even.

With his parents missing, it's up to Alex to protect his sisters, Julie and Brianna. But in a world where people are dying by the dozens on the streets and there's little food, it proves difficult.

I really enjoyed reading this book. Maybe because it wasn't in journal form like Miranda's was, it seemed more believable. Maybe I just related to Alex better than I did Miranda. Whatever it was, this is definitely a must read.
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“If God wanted a world filled with saints, He never would have created adolescence.”
Susan Beth Pfeffer, The Dead and the Gone

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