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“Although billed as a "teen book", it was a very good survival-type book. An asteroid hits the moon knocking it out of its current orbit. Natural catastrophes are world-wide resulting in power outages, food shortages, loss of communication, freak weather extremes. This would make a good...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“The moon is knocked out of orbit, causing disastrous problems (weather, tides, volcanoes, earthquakes) on the earth. The events are seen through the eyes of a teen named Miranda and her family. The focus of the book is on the emotional reactions of this family to the increasing problems they...”see full review » see other reviews »
“LIFE AS WE KNEW IT is a book that describes what happens to a family when a disaster strikes the earth. A meteor is set to hit the moon (apparently it happens all the time), but this one was a little faster and bigger than most and knocks the moon out of it's orbit. The world is shaken up with tsunamis and volcano erruptions. This story is told by Miranda, a teenage girl who lives in upstate Pennsylvania. She writes in her diary everything that happens and how she and her mother and 2 brothers work to survive until the world gets back to normal.
I really liked the mixture of the dystopian and the regular yearnings and wishes of a normal teenaged girl. The story also describes what happens to some of Miranda's friends (Becky, Sammi, and the saddest of all, Meghan). This book also shows a mother's love, father's turmoil, links between the past (Mrs. Nesbit) and the future. Good read!”
“What would happen if your world was turned upside down?”Mrs. Biggs wrote this review 4 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Read on Friday, then saw the article in yahoo about the huge strike on the moon by an asteroid. freaky.
“Interesting read. All of these "end of times" books make me very nervous. Like I should be stocking my cupboards and hoarding batteries. The concept of the moon coming closer to Earth and effecting everything as it does is a new spin though. ”JamesBainbridge wrote this review 11 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Everything is going by great till one day it all turns around. Out of nowhere the moon got close to earth which makes things go good to bad. Most things start to died slowly. During this time people are getting sick because it is winner. Being winner is not helping because nothing works. The gas, water, lights no off, no way to keep warm. People even to to killl for food to eat. Its hard to fine food and you never know if you will have some three days from now. ”alisha wright wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Well-written and beautifully thorough, this sci-fi novel describes a story of a future not yet overlooked. However, it was a bit confusing, and Miranda was a bit to fake for my taste. ”Hannah! wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“So stressful!!! ”moons79 wrote this review Friday, April 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“When a meteor strikes the moon moving it off its axis, Earth suffers drastic consequences in the form of tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, nuclear plant meltdowns and more. The human race must adapt quickly to survive these changes. High school junior Miranda at first is only annoyed by all this, but soon realizes the gravity of the situation when her mother’s behavior changes. With intermittent utilities Miranda’s family is lucky for the fore thought her mother put into stocking up on necessities as well as living a little bit out of town. The story is told through Miranda’s diary entries of almost a year which take the reader through the ups and downs of basic survival with Miranda, her brothers Matt and John, their mother, a neighbor Mrs. Nesbet, and a few friends of the family many of whom leave the story different ways. Often realistically horrific, this book is not one for the faint of heart as the reader will often realize how close they themselves are to a similar situation. Best kept to grades 8 and above due to the realism, this book will appeal to both boys and girls who enjoy realistic apocalyptic stories. ”Karen G wrote this review Monday, April 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Much better than I anticipated. I actually just requested the second one from my library.”Amyknits2 wrote this review Saturday, April 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No