Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Title: The Dead and the Gone

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer

Published: Harcourt Children's Books, 2008

Pages: 321

Series: Book 2, Moon

Snippet: "As long as lists were being made, there was order in the world."

Summary: When Alex's parents disappear in the aftermath of tidal waves, he must care for his two younger sisters, even as Manhattan becomes a deadly wasteland, and food and aid dwindle.
Review: I really liked Life As We Knew It so I picked up The Dead and the Gone.  To be honest I didn't find it as good as Life As We Knew It but it was still interesting enough.  I guess I just thought that Alex and his family weren't as bad off as Miranda's family in Life As We Knew It.  However, I'm not here to compare the two.
The characters in The Dead and The Gone were quite interesting.  I didn't really like Julie much but you can't like everyone.  I think my favourite character would have to be Briana.
I'm not really sure about this but when it ended I kind of felt like there was something missing in the story, like there was something the author didn't quite touch on.  I'm not really sure what though.
I think I've been on a bit of a dystopian kick at the moment and I really am loving it.  The Dead and the Gone was a pretty good follow-up to Life As We Knew It, introducing us to another  area and a different set of characters.  It wasn't too bad, I only wish Alex knew more about what was going on around New York so that me as a reader could know what was happening there.
If you're a fan of dystopian novels then The Dead and the Gone is definitely worth checking out.

Source: Library

1 comment:

  1. I want to read this! I read Life As We Knew It this past February and almost started to think that the world was coming to an end! Great writer, great series.


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