Reason for Reading: Herding Cats, New Author, Dewey's Challenge
Mirandas disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun? As summer turns to Arctic winter,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.In her journal, Miranda records the events of each desperate day, while she and her family struggle to hold on to their most priceless resource--hope. Includes a teaser to the companion novel, The Dead and the Gone.Dear Dewey,
Yay! You used a different format for this review. I am so stealing because I think people are probably tired of me rambling!
Title and author of book? Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Fiction or non-fiction? Genre? Speculative Fiction
What led you to pick up this book? Everyone and their dog seems to have read this book! Figured it was my turn. :)
Summarize the plot: Read the book description thing up there...
What did you like most about the book? The way it was written. It was a very readable book! Miranda just had a really good voice. The diary-format was a very good idea on the authors' part. I found the book engaging and detailed. Miranda didn't annoy me, which is very important when a book is written from a child or teenage perspective! For me, anyway.
What did you like least? Well, really, I didn't mind anything about the book. I thought it was really good! Except, well, the ending... I didn't entirely like the ending, but that's a question down below.
What did you think of the writing style? I loved it, like I said above!
What did you think of the main character? She didn't annoy me! She wasn't perfect, she was a normal girl. I thought she was written very plausible, too. She wasn't super human or anything.
What did you think of the ending? I had issues with the ending, like I said above... But, well, I don't want to say how the book ends, so I will have to just leave it at that!
Okay, short and sweet!
Until next time...
To read Dewey's review of this book, click here.