Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
book received through a giveaway
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
I thought this book was very easy to read and the story really pulled me in. It is written in diary form so this makes the story flow easily. I had a hard time putting the book down because I wanted to find out what happened next and if they survived. I found nothing objectionable in the book. This story about a major catastrophe and the possible results will make the reader think about how much we take for granted and what can be necessary for survival in an emergency.
There are two more books in The Last Survivors series: The Dead and the Gone and This World We Live In.
I haven't read the second or third book yet, but they are on my TBR list.
You can also read my review of this book at my main book blog ABookGeek.