Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer is a science fiction novel that will send chills down one’s back as one read. Miranda, the main character, lives in a normal family in America but then a natural disaster causes her family, and all the other families, much harm. The moon has been knocked close to the Earth, causing many natural disasters to proceed. There are moments where Miranda and her family are cold because they don’t have the right sources to create warm heat. A part in the book that stuck with me is when Miranda and her grandmother had to fight a man at the grocery store for the grocery cart. Food is a limited source and everyone is trying to bring home something for their families to eat. However, the fight for the shopping cart was just one of the difficulties faced by those hit by this natural disaster. As the book develops, the characters start to face even more difficulties they never imagined facing before.
I would give this book a five out of five-star rating. Pfeffer crafted this book in an incredibly creative way that captures every heart-pounding moment of this chilling novel. This book will leave readers on the edge of their seats wondering what will happen next on every page. I would recommend this book to lovers of works of science fiction. This book does a very good job portraying that as long as the human spirit doesn’t diminish, no natural disaster can get the best of anyone.
Availability: Electronically and in the Library
Rating: 5/5 stars
Reviewed by: Luna (15)