Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
It all happens in a small town in Pennsylvania. The main character Miranda lives with her mom and Johnny. She has a brother who is in college. Her parents were divorced. Her dad had another wife named Lisa which she was pregnant at that time. Everything was normal until the moon was knocked out of orbit.
Everyone around the world was excited to see a fantastic thing. Parties everywhere and people on streets waiting for Wednesday May 18. The asteroid was supposed to hit the moon by 9:30 p.m. However, the asteroid creates worldwide disasters. The moon is responsible for many of Earth’s environmental controls, and when the orbit of the moon changes, so does the environment. Some of the effects were earthquakes, floods, and volcanic eruption. After this, people started to think that our moon was being attacked then we were attacked. Some people started to cry, pray, and some went inside of their houses. After this people started to lose communication with their families. Things were started to get worse, her mom had a great idea of going for grocery shopping. Miranda, Johnny and Mrs. Nesbit knew things were going to be worse in the future. They bought any kind of food, canned vegetables, water, flashlights, and medicine. Everything was exhausted like gas and food. Many people started to move and heading west or south. After weeks everything was getting worse. Each day they would only have one or two meals. It was just September and the weather was getting colder each day.
Life As We Knew It is a very good book. It makes you think of how the world would be if anything like this happened. As you keep reading you can’t stop because it tells you how people survive this. Each day it was a challenge to make it through the day. Do you think Miranda’s family survived??? Read it and find out.
~Juan H., Class of ’11
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