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Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
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Nov 20, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: reviewed, fiction, favorites, novel, speculative-fiction, young-adult
Recommended for: everyone who enjoys sci-fi, ages 11 & up
Read in November, 2007

Kids’ sci-fi, told in a way that seemed plausible to me. Loved Miranda’s first person voice in the form of her diary entries and the wonderful depiction of the characters’ ingenuity, courage, sacrifice & family ties. While a serious and suspenseful story, I appreciated the humor, especially the more than tinges of irreverence that crop up frequently. I also enjoyed the jabs at current political leaders & culture but assume these references are broad enough that future generations of readers might not know they’re about the era of the 2006 publication date of the book. These disaster-style books always frighten me, because I know that my life situation would not be conducive to my survival in the circumstances described.
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Sfdreams Lisa,
I read this book because you recommended it. Thanks!


Lisa Vegan Sfdreams wrote: "Lisa,
I read this book because you recommended it. Thanks!"


Just seeing this now. See you gave it 4 stars. Yay. And I think we did talk on the phone about it. Long time ago. Likes aren't working on GR right now. They're working on it. So aggravating.


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