Life As We Knew It

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Paperback, Harcourt Paperbacks, 2008, ISBN13 9780152061548, ISBN10 0152061541

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I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonalds still would be open.
High school sophomore Mirandas disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth, the way one marble hits another. The result is catastrophic. How can her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis are wiping out the coasts, earthquakes are rocking the continents, and volcanic ash is blocking out the sun? As August turns dark and wintry in northeastern Pennsylvania, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.

Told in a years worth of journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Mirandas struggle to hold on to the most important resource of allhopein an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. An extraordinary series debut!

Awards: ALA Best Book for Young Adults, CCBC Choice, Junior Library Guild Premier selection, Listening Library selection, Amazon. com Best Book of the Year, 2011 ALA Popular Paperback, winner of six state awards
Find more information at, and dont miss the exciting sequels The Dead & The Gone and This World We Live In.


Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publish Date: May 01, 2008
ISBN-13: 9780152061548
ISBN-10: 0152061541
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 360
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.54
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.0 x 5.0 x 1.1

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Makes you wanna stack up on canned food!!

Customer review by danetty757

5.0 stars by danetty757

I got this book because I need something to read and the price was really good. I hadn't read anything about it before, but boy let me tell you, that for a young adult/teen novel, this book was an eye opener! The things that happen in the book are things that could really happen in real life, and it makes you re-evaluate and truly be grateful for all the luxuries we enjoy in life. Things like electricity and clean water and clean air, not to mention FOOD! It also shows real emotions and how important it is to stick to your loved ones. It sometimes takes a tragedy for you to appreciate what you have and who you love, and you will be surprised at the things you are willing to sacrifice for eachother. Great read and truely eye opener!!!

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Atlanta, GA
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Great Book

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5.0 stars by smllvllscott

Great book, easy to read, very addicting

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Berea, Ky
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Customer review by Reviewin

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This series was the best, most heartwrenching set of books I ever have read...and I have read many! They give you totally different perspectives of disaster than many of us hold now and really make you think! I was up nights just thinking about these books. Also, you wont find it less expensive than you will right here!!

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Ownership:9 - 10 months
Age:25 - 34
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