Life as We Knew It [Book Review]

I probably should have written this a month ago when I read it. As a result, this will be very brief.

I was really looking forward to Susan Beth Pfeffer’s series. I’d heard wonderful things so I was expecting something amazing. Instead, I got something that was just ok. It’s an interesting idea: a meteor hits the moon and shifts its orbit closer to Earth (please suspend your current scientific beliefs). This causes all kinds of havoc on Earth and forces one family to fend for itself.

While I was intrigued by the events, they started to get old and about halfway through, I was bored. Maybe I should not have read it in one sitting (this was my first readathon book). I will probably read the rest of the series, but I’m not anxiously awaiting its appearance on my currently reading pile.

Like Kelly, I would probably be one of the first to perish in this new life because I don’t think my survival skills are that pristine (I say as I get ready to go camping – and pretty rustic camping at that). My first problem would be that I never have cash. Apparently you need cash when the world ends. My second would be that I would want to help everyone – I guess you have to be ruthless to survive. These are the things I learned.

If you like dystopian YA lit, you may want to check out Life As We Knew It. Otherwise, I’d skip it.