Sunday, January 10, 2010

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a post where I tell you the books that I received this week either by buying them from the bookstore, going to the library or from my mailbox. In My Mailbox was created by Alea and turned into a meme by Kristi.

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

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.

-Amanda

10 comments:

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

I've been hearing about this book, though I haven't read it myself. It sounds awesome though!! Happy reading. :)

Book Crazy Jenn said...

OHH we got the same book - I cant wait to read this one it sounds awesome - I hope you enjoy it!!

Becky said...

I really want to read this book. I hear but fabulous comments about it. Enjoy!

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

This books sounds so good! I can't wait to read your review.

Mine is here: When the Apocalypse Comes Nobody's Going to Be Punctuating

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Great book. I'm sure you'll love reading it and I definitely am looking for a review!

Here's what I got this week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/01/in-my-mailbox-11010.html

Take care! :D

Michelle said...

This book sounds so interesting. I love books like this. I'll keep an eye out for your review. Enjoy! :D

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

UGh I want this book SO bad. Its been on my wish list for years, literally! Lol.

-Briana

Lauren said...

I read that book a while ago and loved it. So I hope you feel the same towards it. :) Happy reading!

Jennie Smith said...

Oh this one will have to go on my list!

Happy reading!!

xoxo
jennie

come by and see what I got this week too!

Rebecca said...

Awesome week. Life As We Know It sounds like quite an interesting book. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.