Sunday, January 14, 2007

Life As We Knew It

“And then it hit. Even though we knew it was going to, we were still shocked when the asteroid actually made contact with the moon… It was smack in the middle of the sky, way too big, way too visible.”



The premise of this novel is that an asteroid hits the moon, knocking off its normal orbit. The novel deals with the changes in life on Earth because of this cataclysm. There are volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, and changes in climate. These then bring disruptions in what we have come to think of as everyday life.



The main character, Miranda, a high school student, keeps a diary that takes you through all the emotions and struggles she and her family face as food is no longer available and gasoline prices become higher and higher. Sickness becomes a very real problem because there are no doctors or hospitals, and food is in such short supply.



This author also wrote The Year Without Michael.

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