Title: Life As We Knew It
Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Published: Orlando : Harcourt, c2006
Series: Book 1, Moon
Snippet: "I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald's would still be open."
Summary: Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.
Review: Every now and again I'll read a dystopian novel and I do enjoy them. My favourite would be 1984 by George Orwell, but I'm not here to talk about 1984. I'm here to talk about Life As We Knew It because Life As We Knew It is such a great book and from the first chapter I was hooked.
While the novel was largely focused on the characters I found them to be quite plain and I didn't really think about them. I think there were only a couple of characters that stuck in my mind these being Sam and Miranda's dad. I also liked Mrs Nesbitt she seemed like such a nice lady.
Susan Beth Pfeffer has written a fantastic "what if" tale. I felt that it was a really well-written and great portrayal of what could happen if the moon got closer to the Earth.
I know there is a companion novel and a sequel to Life As We Knew It. I'll be really excited to read both.
Overall, Life As We Knew It is quite a sad book but also full of hope. If you're a fan of dystopian fiction then you may just enjoy Life As We Knew It.