Susan Beth Pfeffer’s "Life as We Knew It" enthralled and devastated readers with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event: an asteroid hitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in... read more
The Dead and the Gone is set in New York, USA and follows the Morales family who live in a basement apartment in the city. On the day the moon is hit, the father of the family is in Puerto Rico for a family funeral and the mother is working at a local hospital. Their eldest son Carlos is away... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
The Dead and the Gone is set in New York, USA and follows the Morales family who live in a basement apartment in the city. On the day the moon is hit, the father of the family is in Puerto Rico for a family funeral and the mother is working at a local hospital. Their eldest son Carlos is away with the US Marines. This leaves the three children alone to fend for themselves. They have trouble surviving, so the 2nd eldest sends the middle child to a convent. She comes back sick, so they have even more trouble as food becomes more scarce and temperatures drop, the middle child dies and the other two leave the city with a Sister of their school.
“"If he did, he would have made us leave months ago. That's how you know if people really love you. The ones who do let you go."”
'When we get home, I want an Oreo,' Julie said. 'To celebrate.' 'Two Oreos,' Alex said. 'Let's live dangerously.'Highlighted by 45 Kindle customers
'Even the rats are drowning,' Alex said. 'Nah,' Kevin said. 'They've been taking swimming lessons at the Y.'Highlighted by 37 Kindle customers
If God wanted a world filled with saints, He never would have created adolescence.Highlighted by 36 Kindle customers
That's how you know if people really love you. The ones who do let you go.'Highlighted by 26 Kindle customers
Horrific loss of life. Lower Manhattan decimated. Staten Island, Long Island devastated. Blackouts, looting, riots. Curfew between 8 PM and 6 AM. Tides twenty feet tall, sweeping away people, trees, even buildings. Mandatory evacuations. Plane crashes. Countless numbers of people dead in subways and in cars from tunnel flooding.Highlighted by 23 Kindle customers
'What happened yesterday will be nothing compared to what lies ahead.'Highlighted by 23 Kindle customers
it's the sin of pride. Your sufferings are no worse than anyone else's and your guilt is certainly no greater.Highlighted by 16 Kindle customers
'No! I'm the president of the United States. I don't have to swallow.'Highlighted by 13 Kindle customers
Did Puerto Rico still exist? Did the Morales family? Did hope?Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
Most Holy Mother's arms were big enough to embrace the millions of souls, dead and gone, crying for her mercy.Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
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