Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Book Review: Life As We Knew It

Genre: Young Adult, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction

Miranda's life changes completely the day as asteroid hits the moon and disturbs the tides on Earth causing volcanoes, plagues, and tsunamis. Thanks to her mom, who took her and her brother out of school to raid the grocery store, they have a stash of food. Boarding themselves in with a wood stove, they prepare for the harshest winter the world has ever known. Not only does she experience hunger and devastation, but she learns the most important things in life are the people around you and the family you love.

This book was so real to me, it felt like I was the girl trapped inside her house during the apocalypse. Although it has really dismal moments when you feel like everything is falling apart, there is still hope, and profound meaning. This book made me appreciate the fact that I have food at every meal and the fact that the sun still shines. The writing is filled with poignant moments and special interactions that this family would have never had in today's media frenzy world.

Once I opened this book I couldn't stop reading. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a wake up call.


Cherie Reich said...

Great review! It looks like an interesting book.

Lisa Rusczyk said...

ooo Sounds good! Never heard of this book before.