Friday, June 26, 2009

June 15th pick & review

Yes it is almost the end of June but I couldn't let the month end without posting about this pick -- Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. I really liked this book. It was kind of dark and morbid - but at the same time it did give hope and showed you that people can prevail even during the most trying times.

Just a little synopsis -- a random meteor hits the moon and causes it to be knocked off kilter a little bit. Because of this all sorts of natural disasters start happening - changes in the seasons, giant tidal waves, etc, and it is affecting mankind all over the world. We get to watch and see how one family handles the disaster and following months into winter with little heat, almost no food, sickness, death and worse.

It's eye opening and frightening and amazing all at the same time. I'd really recommend it. It's a young adult book so it's a quick read, also, like The Hunger Games was.


Darci said...

It was a good book but like you I was really disturbed my it and it affected me for a long time after I read it. I thought a disaster was going to hit and we would be in their situation and how terrible it was and dark/morbid. It was really freaky.

susan said...

ok, i was going to recommend this book to my teen daughter, but now i dont think i will.
do you have any recommendations for her? she is 16 (almost) and christian. so she doesnt like smutty stuff and a lot of swearing.
she did like the twilight series a lot tho.

susan said...

can i be stupid?
do i have to have the finishing touches book read by july 1? or is that when you start reading it??

Darci said...

Susan, We start reading Finishing Touches on the 1st, don't worry :).

About your daughter, the book is not smutty or have swearing in it at all, it is a really good book. It reminded me of The Diary of Anne Frank in the way that it is a great book about really hard times when crazy things happen, most of the time really depressing things. It really makes you grateful for what you have. I would have read it at 16. If you want some recommendations for your daughter there is a series of 3 books that are young adult that I really like called the "Uglies" , the "Pretties" and the "Specials" By: Scott Westerfield. Here is a link for the books:

Hope that helps.