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Life As We Knew It

By Susan Beth Pfeffer, 1948-

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

High school sophomore Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth, like "one marble hits another." The result is catastrophic. How can her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis are wiping out the coasts, earthquakes are rocking the continents, and volcanic ash is blocking out the sun? As August turns dark and wintery in northeastern Pennsylvania, 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 a year’s worth of journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all—hope—in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. An extraordinary series debut!

Susan Beth Pfeffer has written three companion novels to Life As We Knew It, including The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon.

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1 available at Cooper (Forest Acres)
  • TF Pfeffer Paperback ed., Teen Fiction
2 available at Southeast
  • F Pfeffer Paperback ed., Fiction
  • TF Pfeffer, Teen Fiction

ISBN

0152058265


Format: Book
Author: Pfeffer, Susan Beth, 1948-
Summary: Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.
Title: Life as we knew it / Susan Beth Pfeffer.
Publisher Date: Orlando : Harcourt, c2006.
Subject: Natural disasters -- Fiction. Families -- Fiction Diaries -- Fiction
Isbn: 0152058265 (hardcover) 9780152058265 (hardcover) 9780152058265 9780152061548 (pbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 7
Call Number: F Pfeffer
Oclc: 63705625
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Bib Id: 261324

Format: Book
Author: Pfeffer, Susan Beth, 1948-
Summary: Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.
Title: Life as we knew it / Susan Beth Pfeffer.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: Orlando : Harcourt, c2006.
Description: 337 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Natural disasters -- Fiction.
Subjects: Families -- Fiction
Subjects: Diaries -- Fiction
Notes: A Junior Library Guild selection.
LCCN: 2005036321
ISBN: 0152058265 (hardcover)
ISBN: 9780152058265 (hardcover)
ISBN: 9780152058265
ISBN: 9780152061548 (pbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: F Pfeffer