Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Sequel Alert!

Has anyone read Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer? Here is a quick rundown from Amazon.com:

It's almost the end of Miranda's sophomore year in high school, and her journal reflects the busy life of a typical teenager: conversations with friends, fights with mom, and fervent hopes for a driver's license. When Miranda first begins hearing the reports of a meteor on a collision course with the moon, it hardly seems worth a mention in her diary. But after the meteor hits, pushing the moon off its axis and causing worldwide earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes, all the things Miranda used to take for granted begin to disappear. Food and gas shortages, along with extreme weather changes, come to her small Pennsylvania town; and Miranda's voice is by turns petulant, angry, and finally resigned, as her family is forced to make tough choices while they consider their increasingly limited options. Yet even as suspicious neighbors stockpile food in anticipation of a looming winter without heat or electricity, Miranda knows that that her future is still hers to decide even if life as she knew it is over.

This book gave me chills, I felt the need to visit the grocery store and buy every canned good that they had. It is a scary thought to think how much the earth depends on the moon being exactly where it is.

This books sequel, The Dead and the Gone just arrived and I can't wait to see what happens. To reserve your copy, stop by the library or visit us online at www.tworivers.lib.wi.us and hit search catalog.