Saturday, 20 December 2014

Life As We Knew It (The Last Survivors #1) by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun? As summer turns to Arctic winter, 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 journal entries, this is the heart-pounding story of Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all--hope--in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world.

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1)This was an enjoyable story, but it felt long.

I liked the characters in this book, but they did make some poor decisions. Not wanting to conserve food? Not worrying about running out of water? Wanting to give blankets away? Not eating because God doesn’t want you to? Going swimming even though there are mosquito-borne illnesses going about? Not the smartest bunch really.

The storyline in this was okay, but it also had some dodgy moments. I’m not sure how big their car/van was, but the number of cart-fulls of stuff they put in it, not to mention themselves, and some candles and other stuff, it would have had to have been a freaking lorry to fit it all in! And the people’s expectations were ridiculously high too; even though they had no food, heat, or electricity, they expected the school to have it? Hmm.

The ending to this was okay, although it did seem a little unlikely that things were resolved the way they were.
6.5 out of 10

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