Wednesday, January 17, 2007
This book, Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer, was recommended by my younger sister. It's a young adult book and the premise is that a meteor causes the moon to be pushed off of its axis, causing the tides, and thus global weather to change dramatically. This leads to tsunamis, tidal waves, disease and the eventual breakdown of societal institutions. The teenage protagonist and her family struggle for survival and deal with a world that has changed completely. My sister loved this book and was totally caught up in the survivalist aspect.