Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
We are currently reading this in our 10th grade class. For some the book is extremely easy and they finished it a few days after it was assigned. For others, getting them to read (any book) is like pulling teeth! It is an easy, quick read (when they actually get around to reading it) and many enjoy the story and how life could possibly be one day if there were some major disaster, like the one encountered in Life As We Knew it. I plan on using this book again in classroom, it would be perfect for the ninth grade classes as well and would consider for some middle grades.
There are two more books in this series. The Dead and Gone, tells of the same disaster from a boy who lives in New York’s point of view. The World We Live In, goes back to Miranda’s story and what has happened a year since the first book. I have not read either but plan on checking those out from the library in the next few weeks!
Told in a year’s worth of journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all—hope—in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. An extraordinary series debut!