Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Review - Life As We Knew It


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. 

Book Breakdown 

This is not one of my favorite books, it's a bit too sad for me. I will say that this books has stuck with me since the first time I read it to my younger sister years ago. I've read it many more times since then. I just can't seem to get this book out of my head, it's hauntingly beautiful book. 

Imagine if the world right now was to completely change, food would be very scarce. Water hard to get, no AC or heat. No school. No nothing. Some many people would die without their prescription medication. People would kill each other for food. 

This book is very dark, but it could've been darker. I honestly believe if something like his happened, this book wouldn't fit. There would be more killing and death. Humans wouldn't do very well in this kind of thing.
In this book we follow a young girl named Miranda. She is a very nice young girl and I honestly think she handles this whole moon crises as well as any young person can. She does her best to help her family all while dealing with having her whole life flipped upside down and ripped from her. 

I'd say this is an amazing book that everyone should read. I've yet to read the rest of the series but I'm going to. I will warn you though, this book with stay with you for the rest of your life. You'll find parts of the story popping into your head for no reason.

The writing is so simple and I enjoy that. It makes this whole world so much more vivid and terrible. I really think is book will always make you grateful that you live in the world you do. It sure made me feel so thankful nothing like this has happened to us.

Favorite Quotes 

“I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald's would still be open.”

“I wonder if I'll ever have to decide which is worse, life as we're living or no life at all.”