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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer


Hope P., 14
12/2/2009 2:57:13 PM
Susan Beth Pfeffer
This World We Live In
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group
2010

Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
This book is written so well, you find yourself thinking about it even after you put it down. The plotline is original and stirring.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
Yes
This novel takes you on a thrilling and thought-provoking ride for 239 pages; and no reader can come away without a deeper thankfullness for the sunlight, family, friends, food, even a crossword puzzle
Rating?
5 Hard to imagine a better book
This novel is filled with tears, family coming together to survive a horrific struggle, overcoming fears and ultimatly, learning to belive in tomorrow.
It has been one year since a meteor collided with the moon, altering it's magnatic pull and forcing it closer to earth, There have been tidal waves, earthquakes, and freezing conditions. The sunlight is blocked by clouds of ash and food is running out. Living in the middle of this nightmare is Miranda Evans, a seventeen year old girl. She lives with her mother, two brothers and a cat. Her father has recently gotton remarried, but no one has seen him for a little under a year. Miranda fears he may be dead. But one day he shows up on her doorstep, with three total strangers, his wife and thier new baby.And her oldest brother's gotton married, too. Now the food that was barely enough for four must stretch to ten and a baby. But one of the strangers, an 18 year old named Alex, hints that he may have passes for a safe town. Could there be such a thing anymore? Miranda must struggle to find food, keep warm, survive another year, stop falling for the handsome Alex, and learn to believe in a better world. This novel truly made me very thankful for even the little things in life, because even though our earth has it's flaws, it still has sunshine, green grass, and the promise of a new tomorrow.
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