Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Book Recommendation - The Dead and The Gone

I thought I'd go ahead and give you guys a book this week because I'm planning on taking off Thursday and Friday again.  Vacation!  Hooray!

The Dead and The Gone
By Susan Beth Pfeffer

Blurb from Goodreads: "Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Life as We Knew It enthralled and devastated readers with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event--an asteroid hitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Morales. When Alex's parents disappear in the aftermath of tidal waves, he must care for his two younger sisters, even as Manhattan becomes a deadly wasteland, and food and aid dwindle."
Okay.  This is the companion novel to LIFE AS WE KNEW IT which I reviewed not long ago.  I enjoyed this story very much.
I caught myself lying in bed after finishing this wondering how I would be able to keep Super Spawn warm and fed.  Then I had a *facepalm* moment when I realized what I was doing.
Duh.  It's a book.  It's not really the end of the world.
Overall, a good companion to LAWKI, and I'm looking forward to the third book.    


KO said...

nice review-- I had the SAME feeling after reading How I Live Now. Where would we get food? How would we survive? I woke up this AM imagining the ideal panic room/bomb shelter. I need to relax.

Erinn said...

I haven't read either. I feel like such a lame loser because Life As We Knew It was extremely popular with my students.