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Publisher Description

I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald’s still would be open. High school sophomore Miranda’s 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 year’s worth of journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all—hope—in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. An extraordinary series debut! Susan Beth Pfeffer has written three 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.

Young Adult
May 1
HMH Books
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Customer Reviews

Sandricoprovo ,

Great survival book!!

This book is awesome! I read it awhile ago, but I remember it well and I have to say I really enjoyed it!! I read it for a school project in English, but I ended up really liking it.

Isabellaaaaa ,

Fantastic book.

I didn't read it using iBooks, just a real, paper book. My librarian told me about it, and so I read it.
Then, somebody asked for a list of good books - and I added this one. I couldn't remember the name, so I looked it up and found it was 2 more books! I told my librarian and she ordered them, I read them both within a week, and then my friend started, and she couldn't put it down. It's possibly the best book in the world and I really think that if you have the money, it's worth it! The storyline is so interesting and realistic I found myself looking out the window to make sure the moon was the same!

ja14ld ,


Not great but not terrible

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