April 21, 2014

I Am Grateful For: Life as We Knew it by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Ok so it might be kind of weird that I'm grateful for a book that's all about the destruction of the world but I am! It's a great book that really makes you question.  I've read a bunch on dystopia, but this is the first one that got me really thinking about what I'd do how we'd handle it.  After reading this book I'd think about when doing mundane things like washing dishes because I'd realize that if I lived in the book having water to do dishes would be rare! It had that much of an impact!

Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun? As summer turns to Arctic winter, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.

Told in journal entries, this is the heart-pounding story of Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all--hope--in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world.

1 comment:

  1. Woah! I haven't read this book, I never thought it would have the impact you described. I might actually pick it up. Thanks!