Life As We Knew It (Life As We Knew It Series)

by Susan Beth Pfeffer | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0152061541 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 11/6/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, November 06, 2014
I enjoyed the book when I first read it, so when I came across this fair-condition trade paperback at Annie's Book Stop I nabbed it for another release copy.

I was thoroughly engrossed by this book, which segued beautifully from typical-teenager's-daily-life to the End of the World As We Know It. It made me feel as if I'd been through the events with the family - not least because a nasty regional ice storm a few years back gave me and many others in my area a big dose of what it's like to try and survive an icy, snowy winter without power!

The situation here is much more grave, of course, with the increasing isolation and the growing dread, the battles with despair - all too believable. I liked the characters, even when they were stressed to the point of being unlikeable. And if I had some doubts as to whether the moon's orbit could be shifted in quite that way - or if it would have the side effects described in the book - there are plenty of other ways in which such climate changes could be triggered, so the details of the cause aren't that important. [I did love the chilling image of the moon suddenly looming...]

The book is part of a series; the other titles: The Dead and The Gone tells of the same events but from the viewpoint of people living in New York City, and The World We Live In concludes the trilogy by bringing the characters from both books together. [The TV Tropes page for the series has some entertaining info on the books, but do beware of spoilers if you haven't read them all yet.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, November 07, 2014

Released 4 yrs ago (11/7/2014 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I'm sending this to BCer Bkind2Books in Tennessee as part of the wishlist tag game. Enjoy!

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Journal Entry 3 by wingBkind2bookswing at Clarksville, Tennessee USA on Thursday, November 13, 2014
Arrived today! Thanks so much for this lovely RABCK!

Journal Entry 4 by wingBkind2bookswing at Clarksville, Tennessee USA on Wednesday, December 10, 2014
A dystopian novel about one girl's family after the Earth is changed forever by the Moon's change in trajectory. The change comes about due to an asteroid hitting the Moon and shifting it closer to the Earth, resulting in tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes, and other natural disasters. The mother is sharp and immediately sees that they will need basic supplies to withstand the coming days. They stockpile much and work to obtain other needs, but life is not easy as they battle desperate conditions (too little food, epidemics, early winter brought on by volcanic action). My criticism is that the novel seems to come to an abrupt end and as I suspected the author is setting up other novels in the series. I may continue to read them but for now I enjoyed this one.

Quote to remember:

Do people ever realize how precious life is? I know I never did before. There was always time. There was always a future.

Journal Entry 5 by wingBkind2bookswing at Clarksville, Tennessee USA on Saturday, June 15, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (6/14/2019 UTC) at Clarksville, Tennessee USA

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Releasing in box of YA books - enjoy!

Journal Entry 6 by wingbamaforeverwing at Clanton, Alabama USA on Monday, June 17, 2019
Thank you so much for the box of YA books. I have been wanting to read this one.

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