Sunday, April 11, 2010

REVIEW AND GIVE AWAY LIFE AS WE KNEW IT

Life as We Knew It (Moon, #1) Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer



My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book really shows the power of a great cover. I was wandering around my local bookstore when I noticed this amazing cover. Reading the Cover Blurb I was immediately drawn in. I purchased this and it's companion book the dead&gone.



"When a meteor hits the moon and knocks it closer in orbit nothing will ever be the same" Cover Blurb



Miranda the heroine of this story lives in a small town in middle America. Her parents are divorced and she lives with her mother and two brothers. Miranda is a typical sixteen year old. She is concerned with school her crushes and wondering about her future college plans.Everyone in her town and the world is interested in the coming meteorite that is scheldued to hit the moon. The story is told in Miranda's diary so she is more concerned with all the homework assignments this event entails then the actual meteorite itself.



When the event happens it is obvios something unexpected has occured. The moon looks wrong. It is obvious that it is closer and brighter than before. It has also been shifted off its axis.



Miranda and her family arent immediately affected. But soon power outages and reports of massive tsunami's are being reported. Whole cities like Miami and Los Angeles are wiped out. It is scary but a little unreal due to the distance these events are to Miranda and her family.



Miranda is an interesting character. She isn't very likeable to start, but she is very real. When her brother Matt returns from college things get a little easier with her but she continues to have clashes with her mother.



Miranda's mother is amazing. She is blessed with a sense of things to come and immediately goes on a shopping spree her forsight makes a difference in the things to come.



Two things stop me from giving me this book four stars



First is the monotony of Miranda's diary, as enjoyable as the novel is there is a sense of it dragging a little between main action events.Very little though. Miranda's journey is amazing and she matures into a wonderful character the ending is so touching.



Secondly though there are some threats mentioned I find it hard to beieve that more violence didn't effect the main characters. The book doesnt lack disturbing themes but it didnt seem plausable to me that they faced little physical threats especially when police and fire stations become abandoned. This can possibly be due to the YA nature of the book or even the fact that they live in a small town.



I look forward to the companion book and the third newly released book in the series. Susan is a talented author that I hope to read more of :)



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2 comments:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Looks like a great book and I enjoyed your thoughts on it.

Anna said...

I've heard a lot of good things about this book. I've had my eye on it for awhile. Thanks for the giveaway!

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