Tuesday, May 4, 2010

This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Originality- 20/20
Characters- 20/20
Remembrance- 10/10
Quote-ability- 8/10
Entertainment- 20/20
Ending- 10/10
Recommend to read- 10/10
TOTAL- 98/100
Grade- A

It’s been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth’s climate. Miranda and her two brothers spend their days scavenging for food and household items, while their mother stays at home and desperately tries to hold on to the ordinary activities of their previous life. But they all know that nothing is truly normal in this surreal new world they live in.

The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda’s father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda’s complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.
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I really don't want to believe that this is the end of these books. I want her to write another book so bad! It's crazy how much I'm obsessed with these typed of books.

A lot of really good things happen in this book. I don't mean good like rainbows and tons of good food to eat. I mean good like interesting. There is never a dull moment which makes the book impossible to put down.

Miranda is one of my all time favorite female characters. It was really realistic and heartbreaking how she changed throughout the books. She went from seeming a little spoiled and over dramatic to realizing how much every little thing matters, especially family. I also couldn't help but love Miranda's older brother Matt. He always found a way to comfort me. In the first book he was reasonable and responsible but in this one he is more impulsive.

Just like the two books before it, everything about it was original. Just thinking that something like this could possibly happen makes you take all they are going through more seriously. I cried several times while reading this book. Pfeffer just makes everything seem so real.

Overall I would say that This World We Live In was a fantastic conclusion to the trilogy (even though I wish there was more). I think everyone should read this books. They are definitely some of my favorites.

-Amanda

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