Saturday, January 30, 2010

Life As We Knew It
by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Published in 2006. 337 pages.

I read the apocalyptic young adult novel Life As We Knew It back in April. I'd wanted to read it for a while, and I decided to choose it for my church women's group book club. I thought it was a great read - but, unfortunately, the book club meeting was postponed and then never rescheduled, so I didn't get a chance to discuss it with anyone. I think it would have precipitated some good conversation.

I am looking forward to reading the other books in the "Moon Crash Trilogy" - The Dead and the Gone (published in 2008), which presents the same events from another viewpoint, and This World We Live In (to be released in April), which brings both story lines together.

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    This links to my SHORT 6 sentence review. But honestly I don't think I could really do more than 6 sentences. I was exhausted after racing through the book and just writing about it was a challenge. I don't know if I could say things any better than those who have written before. The book has stayed with me for quite a while now. Today I picked up The Dead and the Gone from the library.

    I'd love to sit and chat about it for awhile. When the moos was so ginormous and huge last night I swear I had to take a double take and look at it again!! Was it closer?!?!!

  2. I just recently saw this on a list of book club books and I never thought about using this book in that venue. But, I think it would probably be pretty fun! At first I didn't think I wanted to read The Dead and Gone, but now that some time has passed, I think I probably will! Thanks for the link love.

  3. I've heard a lot of great things about this series, just haven't got around to reading them yet! Need to rectify that! ;)

  4. I chose this one for my book club, too, a few years ago. I think we had a pretty good discussion, although I think the consensus was that things were brightened up a bit because it was YA. Not that it's very bright, of course, but it could've been much, much worse! I've just ordered the 3rd book in the series for our library, I'll have to try it out.

  5. Oh! I loved this book, but was extremely disappointed in The Dead and the Gone.

  6. The Dead and the Gone still doesn't seem to be published here! Hopefully soon.