Life As We Knew It


Life As We Knew It

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name = Life As We Knew It
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author = Susan Beth Pfeffer
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country = United States
language = English
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genre = Young adult novel, Science fiction
publisher = Harcourt Children's Books
release_date = October 1, 2006
media_type = Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
pages = 352 pp
isbn = ISBN 0152058265 (first edition, hardcover)
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followed_by = The Dead and the Gone

"Life As We Knew It" is a young adult science fiction novel by American author Susan Beth Pfeffer, first published in 2006 by Harcourt Books.

In 2007 it was named as one of the Best Books For Young Adults by the American Library Association and placed seventh in the Teens' Top Ten vote, also run by the ALA. [ [http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/bestbooksya/07bbya.cfm ALA | 2007 Best Books for Young Adults] ] [ [http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/teenreading/teenstopten/07ttt.cfm ALA | 2007 Teens' Top Ten] ] In addition, "Life As We Knew It" was a finalist for the Andre Norton Award, [cite web |url=http://www.sfwa.org/awards/2007/NebFinal2006.html |work=Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Inc |date=2007-05-07 |title=2006 SFWA Final Nebula Awards ballot] the Quill Awards and the Hal Clement Award. [cite web |url=http://pwbeat.publishersweekly.com/blog/2007/06/02/2007-quills-nominees/ |title=2007 Quills Nominees |accessdate=2008-06-13 |date=2007-06-02 |publisher=Publishers Weekly] [ [http://www.goldenduck.org/page34.html Golden Duck Awards : Complete List of Winners and Finalists] ]

Plot synopsis

The story takes place in Pennsylvania and tells the story of a 16 year old girl named Miranda, whose life is interrupted when a meteor hits the moon and knocks it closer to the Earth. As a result, worldwide disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions occur. Every day is a struggle as supermarkets run out of food, and gas runs up to ten dollars a gallon with only five gallons per fill up per person. States are closing their entrances. Her family must get by during the situation which is seemingly apocalyptic as a dreadful winter comes about. Throughout the novel her relationship with her friends and family is tested as they struggle to get through this rough time.

References

External links

* [http://www.teenreads.com/reviews/0152058265.asp "Life As We Knew It" Review] by Carlie Webber


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