Life as We Knew It
- Publish Date: 2008-05-01
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonaldâs still would be open.
High school sophomore Mirandaâs disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth, like one marble hits another. The result is catastrophic. How can her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis are wiping out the coasts, earthquakes are rocking the continents, and volcanic ash is blocking out the sun? As August turns dark and wintery in northeastern Pennsylvania, 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 a yearâs worth of journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Mirandaâs struggle to hold on to the most important resource of allâhopeâin an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. An extraordinary series debut!
Susan Beth Pfeffer has written several companion novels to Life As We Knew It, including The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon.