Title: Life As We Knew It
Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Series: Last Survivors #1
Synopsis: “When a meteor hits the moon and knocks it closer in orbit to the earth, nothing will ever be the same.
“Worldwide tidal waves.
“And that’s just the beginning.”
Review: I love apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction almost as much as I love the subject of the impending zombie apocalypse. Life As We Knew It is intended for young adults. It is set up as the diary entries of a girl named Miranda. The dying, the horror and the bloodshed that would be sure to happen during this type of apocalypse are only hinted at. The main focus of this apocalyptic novel is a teenage girl dealing with being a teenage girl in the midst of a disaster. Miranda is attempting to deal with her parents being divorced, her father’s new wife having a baby, her brother away at college and whether or not she is going to take skating lessons again. And, oh yeah, the moon has been knocked into a closer orbit, causing freak weather, erratic tides and electrical storms, meaning Life As We Knew It is over. Pfeffer’s novel is excellent and I highly recommend it.
If you like this book you may want to read:
The Dead and the Gone (Last Survivors #2) by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle (see BookGirlR’s review here)
Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling