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Life as We Knew it
Life as We Knew it | Susan Beth Pfeffer
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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.
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lila.beeson
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The book life as we knew it was an amazing science fiction thriller. This is a book about a 16 year old girl, Miranda who's life takes a turn when an asteroid hits the moon knocking it out of its orbit. This causes hurricanes, tsunamis, floods and volcanic eruptions. After living like this for several months, Miranda and her family start to wonder what will happen next and if they will survive.

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saigenobis
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Life As We Knew It was an incredible book that left me wondering what life would be like if an event like what took place in the book actually happened. Susan Beth Pfeffer conveyed the idea of the moon actually getting closer to earth very well. The book was so detailed that I would always think that I was actually in the situation. Overall, this was a fun read for someone into science fiction.

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Christinak
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When a meteor hits the moon and knocks it closer in orbit to the earth, nothing will ever be the same.
Worldwide tidal waves.
Earthquakes.
Volcanic Eruptions.
And that‘s just the beginning.

Another YA read... I dare you to read this and NOT stock your basement with canned goods.
#AllHallowsRead

Eggs I read the whole series and loved them 13mo
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Bookpearl
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Starting a book club at my school has my heart full...praying these babies will continue to have a love for reading and books. Book Raiders are an amazing group of 6-8th graders and our first pick was an enjoyable read, on to the next!

Cinfhen 🙌🏻💕😄 13mo
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Dr._Who_number10
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Again not my type of book but it was okay...another ELA read and I....panned☹️

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Mccartershanon
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Dr.Who_number10
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We read this in English class....and well let‘s just say our whole class didn‘t really like it. It was repeated for everyday of what she did. I think it would‘ve been better if we had something ACTUALLY going on besides the moon being out of orbit. I really didn‘t like it so I kinda bailed on it. It wasn‘t really my type of book😬

APLitlife I am reading the whole series this spring break. I am on the final book. My students have really liked it. 2y
Dr.Who_number10 @APLitlife Our class is really rough and we talk a lot, and our class is just not so great. So I bet if we actually got to READ it. I bet it would‘ve been way better.😂 2y
APLitlife What grade? Mine were 7th grade that liked it. I do agree not a lot going on, but some to think about. Do you like the dystopian genre? If not, I can definitely see not liking it. 2y
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Dr.Who_number10 I‘m in 8th grade, and I like things with action and some “war” you could say going on in books. So yes I‘m more towards dystopian stories, than utopian. 2y
dragondrool For the record, the second book is the best of the bunch. It's darker and more compelling. 2y
Dr.Who_number10 @dragondrool Would you have to read the 1st one to understand it? 2y
dragondrool No. It's a parallel story with a different character. Book three brings the two characters from books one and two together. Book three was just okay. 2y
Dr.Who_number10 @dragondrool Okay I will add it to my #tbr 2y
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JustinM03
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The book was ok, but I wasn‘t really sure what was going on in the first few chapters. It felt rushed, but the ending was pretty ok I guess.

Dr.Who_number10 Haha😂did you actually finish the book?!😂 I really didn‘t get my head into it...and it got really boring in the 1st few chapters... 2y
JustinM03 Yeah it was pretty bad to read 2y
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staci.reads
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#dystopian #YAL number 5 - This is definitely the best of the ones I've read lately. I read it in two sittings. I'm a sucker for a good survival-after-the-world-goes-to-hell story, so this was right up my alley. #bookseries

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bluetheatregirl
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2
I really like the premise of this book, but it took me a while to get through this. It got really depressing at one point and I had to take a break. I do plan on reading the whole series though.
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#LifeAsWeKnewIt #SusanBethPfeffer

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Jenken1998
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Library haul earlier today. Not sure what to read next .. but first 😴. Only 3 hours of reading after working 10 hours today. Tomorrow will be a warm raining day.. perfect for reading!

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Dr.Who_number10
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Okay this book is a little hard to understand for right now (In in the 1st Chapter, hoping it will clear up). Reading this book in English for a class book.

Dr.Who_number10 Is this a good read? 🤔 2y
Debiw781 Is this the first in a series? I read part of a series by this author years ago and enjoyed it 2y
Dr.Who_number10 I‘m pretty sure it is. 2y
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Christinak
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jesseastin
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A spooky end of days YA book with a dubious premise of a meteor hitting the moon and altering its orbit, which then begins to create havoc and dramatic climate change around the world, as told through journal entries of a suburban teenage girl. It's creepy and scary and lead to a "what would we have done" hypothetical conversation with my husband. An interesting read.

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jesseastin
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I picked up this book, rushing out of the library and promptly forgot about it until I got a "due today" notice and logically decided to start reading it now. I love the journal style so far and the teenage protagonist changing view of what is the new normal when the moon's orbit is changed after a meteor hits it. I keep thinking "what would we do" and so far I'm thinking the mother is very smart after the epic shopping chapter.

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brookerhi
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A very understated, yet scary novel ... which works psychologically. While, yes, this novel could have been spiced up with less descriptions of Miranda's day-to-day, the descriptions of life in Miranda's house actually WORKED. If you want readers to think about survival & what an apocalypse would truly mean to them, this novel does that. The intense focus on the daily struggle of just staying ALIVE shows just how much we take living for granted.

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Mccartershanon
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Amazing as always! I never get tired of reading this book

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Mccartershanon
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It's been awhile since I've done one of these and this one from @Jess7 looks like fun! Day one will go up later today! #awesomeautumnbooks

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Mccartershanon
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I wonder if I'll ever have to decide which is worse - pg. 119

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Mccartershanon
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Reading Life as we knew it (again) - this is from May 19 otherwise known as crazy shopping day it is one of my favorite chapters

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Auntynanny
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I've been meaning to read this book for years now, and I'm so glad I finally did. I got so caught up in the story that I kept feeling surprised that the weather outside my window wasn't the same as in the book.

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Librarianaut
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#life #junebookbugs This series was engaging, for one who enjoys a good YA disaster/dystopia series.

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Madeline
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I borrowed this well-loved copy from my kid's teacher after a discussion about my love of YA. It's too scary for me to read at night (yes, I am a wimp!)

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VeryLazyDaisy
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I'll admit I picked this up for the cover. I am a couple chapters in and I'm hooked.

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emtobiasz
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Mehso-so

Wow. I'm still trying to process this one.

I didn't *like* it-- I found the characterization thin and the diary narration really jarring, paired with the doomsday scenarios. But it was really compelling, and I kept reading long after I thought about giving up just to see what happened. It's much darker than I expected, in some ways, and much more optimistic than I thought in others.

Lmstraubie I find I do that a lot. I just can't bail because I have to see how things turn out. 3y
Reviewsbylola I liked this a lot but never bothered to finish the series. 3y
BethFishReads Yes! But I couldn't stop reading 3y
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bookwormmichelle
Life as We Knew it | Susan Beth Pfeffer
Mehso-so

Ok as a survival story, not so great science though!

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Readmeseymour
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Enjoyed this so much! Listened to audiobook on road trip. Great storyline and kept me wanting to know how everything would turn out!

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LindsayReads
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Definitely the most terrifying YA I've read, which occurred within two days locked in my bedroom, holding my breath. Friends to whom I've recommended it still report how a full moon can make them really nervous or that they have nightmares about canned food caches. Mission accomplished, I'd say. #AllHallowsRead #FavoriteYAScaryRead

ErinC I had a student do a book talk over this one today! 3y
Caterina Ahhh these were so scary! There's a scene in the second one, which I thought was even scarier, that still makes me nervous to ride elevators... 3y
LindsayReads @ErinC Yay!!! Your student has impeccable taste. 😉 3y
LindsayReads @Caterina OMG THE ELEVATOR. I feel ya there. *shiver* 3y
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HiddenGemBooks
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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?

Read this awhile back when it was free on kindle, didn't know what to expect because it was free, but it was 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I've never read anything like that before 😊

alleyfam51699 I love that series!!! I need to read the 3rd one and finish it soon. 3y
flyfarther79 I loved the first two books but not the rest. 3y
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AllisonRitchie
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"I sat on the porch a little while longer, and thought about babies and butterflies and what the rest of my life was going to be like. When I thought every thought I possibly think, I went back inside and listened for a while to the silence." 5/5 - Excellent

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BookJunkie429
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Intense and makes you think it could happen.

Laura317 Sounds like it might be a good pick for middle school! 4y
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BetaZee
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First three books were great. Makes you think about what you would do and what would change if the unthinkable happens. The forth book is a little "off". Overall, a good series to read.