Tuesday, August 24, 2010

This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer

This World We Live In brings characters from Life As We Knew It and its companion book, The Dead And The Gone, together. An asteroid has hit the moon and knocked it out of orbit, causing wild weather and devastating the world's infrastructure. Miranda, her mother, and two brothers are living hand-to-mouth in their home in rural Pennsylvania. Their neighborhood is deserted and they are surviving on a few bags of groceries distributed weekly by the government. Things get even harder when Miranda's father, stepmother, and new baby show up (they gave up on going West) with three newcomers they picked up along the way, including Albert and Julia Morales (from TDATG). The struggle for survival continues as they hunt for food and try to live together under their harsh circumstances. I honestly was hoping for a bit of light at the end of the tunnel, but TWWLI was as grim as the other titles (if not more so)! Give this to fans of post-apocalyptic and survival fiction.
Click here to view a trailer for all three books!