Could Not Put This Book Down!!! So thought - provoking. I read it based on my library's "Best Books of 2006" list and I couldn't agree more.
Is the Dead & the gone like a sequal??? i think it is, just wondering if any of you new!!! by the way, this is the best book i think i have EVER read!!!!
I haven't finished this book yet, but so far, I love it!!! I feel kind of weird after reading for, like, 30 minutes. It's sad, scary, but a great book so far!
This book was interesting. It really made you appreciate all of the things we take for granted on a daily basis.
Very interesting...didn't want to put it down! Can't wait until The Dead and the Gone comes out in June!
A warning!!! The Dead and The Gone is a totally different read! I feel Life as We Knew it was okay for 6th grade...I do not think the other one is. what is your age?
I loved this book. It scared me though when Megan died. I didn't really like the ending of the book, but I loved everything else.
thanks emmy i didn't finish reading it. Well, there's no point in finishing it now.
I just finished and I think the book was great!! It really hit me with everything going on in our world today, we're really lucky... and things could be a whole lot worse!!
If a book can blur my line between the book and reality, its good... and when I took a break from reading to make dinner I actually told my husband we should start stockpiling groceries. He thought I was insane. I told him to read the book, too. :-)
I constantly ramble on and on about the books I read to my husband and I have noticed he gets this really weird look when I do. I think it's a mix of humor, indulgence and boredom.
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First of all, Megan was kind of insane... If only she actually ate food, then her poor mother wouldn't have felt the need to kill herself when Megan died! So I didn't really like Megan much.. I kind of hated her actually. haha.
But anywho, after I read this book, it really changed the way I see things in life.. And definitely how much we all take for granted.
Anyway though, I just hope that a meteor never crashes into the moon! haha
I agree with the Megan thing. I really disliked her character and I wish Matt could have punched that priest in the face.
I also hope nothing ever crashes in the moon. I finished this book and immediately thought, "what would I do," and then I looked out my window at the pacific ocean and realized I would be one of the Tsunami victims. *sigh*
I agree. I think it was awful that Megan died becuase she thought that god didn't want her to eat and then Miranda went to see the priest and he was as fat as a beanbag!!!!
I didn't like how it made Christians look bad because I'm a Christian. It also annoyed me that the main character was afraid of guns.
For those of you who like survival stories, The Beginning of Sorrows and the TV show, Jericho are good.
The companion book The Dead & the Gone features a Catholic family. In this book the three children all have strong Catholic roots, but each has their own attitude towards religion. The oldest child prays, the middle child is very devout and wants to become a nun, while the youngest child who is twelve, belives in God and her faith, but doesn't enjoy going to Church or praying...much like many twelve year olds. I think people who didn't like the fact that the only Christian character in Life As We Knew It will like that Christians aren't presented in the same manner in The Dead and the Gone.
I don't think she was trying to say all Christians were crazy just that Megan had converted to a very fundamentalist version of Christianity that was more of a cult than anything like most mainstream branches of the religion.
get over it. that's all I have to say
For me this book was very thought prevoking. I kept wondering what would I do in Miranda's place. LOL!! In fact, on my grocery store shopping trip just after finishing this book I fould myself stocking up on canned food items we didn't need. Now I haven't had time to read Dead and Gone but it is on my list of things to do this summer. I hope it is just as good.
Im finished! That had to be the best book ive ever read!!!
I haven't finished the first book yet, but it is sooo awesome! I love it, and it is soooo sad :( I think Megan is crazy! :( also I feel bad for Dan because a lot of people died in his family, and I feel bad for Miranda because Dan left and her mom broke her ankle so she couldn't see Brandon at the pond, I this book gives me goosebumps! The good kind.
its good so far reminds me of the hunger games the way of survival for food
It is kinnda like that
I think it was awful that Megan died becuase she thought that god didn't want her to eat and then Miranda went to see the priest and he was as fat as a beanbag!!!!
DO you people think i should read the book or not??????
Well it all depends if you like.. uh i dont know how to put it but like if you saw the prevews or the movie 2012 like that world ending stuff. then yes, or your an adventure lover or suspence.
I thought it was ok. I love the whole idea but I think she could have written it better. I agree that Megan is like, freaky, but I hated that she died. The author made it seem like Miranda didn't even care. Like I said, amazing idea, poorly written.
I read every night and the day i finished I had a dream we were fighting for food and I was stealing from my neighbors vegitibal garden. haha
same here! i was dreaming about if that could really happen and it was crazy!
i think everyone should read this book!!! i luved it!! first of all, not to be rude, it was written very well!!! and the idea and plot is amazing! i luv it!! read it!
Great book- the idea behind this book is very interesting! I would have liked to have seen more scientific details about how much closer, in distance/ miles, was the orbit of the moon after impact. More scientific explanation on the moon's new orbit would have been great if it was included. There was brief discussion of the impact and the "look" of the moon from the point of the view of a 16 year old girl heroine, but I wanted more details of what the moon actually looked like and how close it was. More detail on the other environmental changes, Tsunamis, volcanos, the "ash winter" as well as geographical changes, would have been better too. Much of the book focused on the "social" impacts. Nevertheless, it was among one of the best pieces of literature for young people that I have read. It would make a great movie as well.
where was this book located?
If you read the book Miranda and her family live in the U.S.
Discussion question: Do you think the book was realistic? why or why not?
I thought this book was alright. It had a great plot but because it was told in the perspective of 16 year old Miranda i think it dwarfed the books potential. I also thought it was incredibly depressing, there were hardly any joyous moments and it left me feeling gloomy.
Ridiculously simplified synopsis: A meteor strikes the moon throwing off Earth's climate and testing Miranda and her family's survival.
I'm thinking the Apocolypse probably isn't a very joyous occassion. With the world ending and such, there probably isn't a lot of happiness. So, I thought it was very realistic.
i thought this was a very realistic book because of all the detail lol
I thought it was very realistic! Now, whenever I go outside, I'm looking up, trying to see if the moon is out of orbit! I read this more then 3 months ago and still do that... I thought how she handled the situation was very mature and I think we all know that when MOST teens are either left alone or faced with a problem like THAT they have to act like a 30 year old...
i know right it is such a good book i just finished the other two lol haha :)
This is such a good book, it is one of the best in the series! I love the author, and the end of it literally had me crying; the beginning was a bit boring and slow, but once you got into it you had to keep reading. It had a terrific point of view, and seemed real. The description was great, and it looks like some weird sci- fi book, but it is the complete opposite.
Should I read this?
Does it matter if I read 'The Dead and the Gone" before I read this book?