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Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Life as We Knew It enthralled and devastated readers with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event--an asteroid hitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Morales. When Alex's parents disappear in the aftermath of tidal waves, he must care for his two younger sisters, even as Manhattan becomes a deadly wasteland, and food and aid dwindle.
With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful new novel explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published on January 18, 2010 by Graphia Books
ISBN-10: 0547258550
ISBN-13: 9780547258553
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  • colinm
    colinmFriday, May 15, 2015 at 7:14 am55 stars
    q got me into it and i luv it so far im on page 153 right now so trust me
    • ThomasTuesday, October 23, 2012 at 9:15 am
      This novel was really good and was creative. Susan Beth Pfeffer has a distinct style of writing that make her books adictive. She writes at a nice pace, which is appropriate for the story. In this novel, we see New York City through the eyes of a new protagonist, Alex, which has overgone major changes since the moon moved. Alex is a seventeen year old boy who is a student at a Catholic school, along with his younger sisters. He is forced to adapt to the situation quickly and without warning. His world is changed completely. This novel is amazing and I would recommend it to anyone, but I thing that fans of her previous novels and fans of The Hunger Games would really enjoy this novel.

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