Life As We Knew It
Susan Beth Pfeffer
YA fiction; series
Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid 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. In her journal, Miranda records the events of each desperate day, while she and her family struggle to hold on to their most priceless resource—hope.
Eh, this was an ok read. The storyline was pretty interesting. However the majority of the characters were so unlikeable, especially Miranda's annoying mother. All she seemed to do was whine, and talk about how former President Bush is an idiot and how she hates Fox News. That aspect of the story was quite annoying and should have not even been in the book in the first place. I found the rest of Miranda's family (including Miranda) so disagreeable. I was not sure that I was even going to finish the book but I did enjoy the latter half of the book more than the beginning. I am not sure if I will read the rest of the series.
***Next read: I just started Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster and I am still reading All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris.