This World We Live In: Life As We Knew It Series, Book 3

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This World We Live In: Life As We Knew It Series, Book 3

by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | April 18, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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It''s been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth''s climate. For Miranda Evans, life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce.

The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda''s father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda''s complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 252 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.63 in

Published: April 18, 2011

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0547550286

ISBN - 13: 9780547550282

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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This World We Live In: Life As We Knew It Series, Book 3

by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 252 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.63 in

Published: April 18, 2011

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0547550286

ISBN - 13: 9780547550282

About the Book

In the year that has passed since a meteor collided with the moon, Miranda's friends and neighbors have died, the landscape has frozen, and food has become increasingly scarce. The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda's father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda's complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.

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Chapter 1 April 25 I''m shivering, and I can''t tell if it''s because something strange is going on or because of the dream I had or just because I''m in the kitchen, away from the warmth of the woodstove. It''s 1:15 a.m., the electricity is on, and I''m writing in my diary for the first time in weeks. I dreamed about Baby Rachel. I dream about her a lot, the half sister I''ve never met. Not that I know if Lisa had a girl or a boy. We haven''t heard from Dad and Lisa since they stopped here on their way west, except for a couple of letters. Which is more than I got from anyone else who''s left. Rachel was about five in my dream, but she changes age a lot when I''m sleeping, so that wasn''t disturbing. She was snuggled in bed and I was reading her a bedtime story. I remember thinking how lucky she was to have a real bedroom and not have to sleep in the sunroom with Mom and Matt and Jon the way I have for months now. Then in the dream the lights went out. Rachel wanted to know why. "It''s because of the moon," I said. She giggled. A real little-girl giggle. "Why would the moon make the lights go out?" she asked. So I told her. I told her everything. I explained how in May an asteroid hit the moon and knocked it a little closer to Earth, and how the moon''s gravitational pull got stronger, and everything changed as a result. There were tidal waves that washed away whole cities, and earthquakes that destroyed the highways, and volcanic eruptions that threw ash into the sky, block
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From the Publisher

It''s been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth''s climate. For Miranda Evans, life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce.

The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda''s father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda''s complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.

About the Author

Susan Beth Pfefferis the author of many books for teens, including theNew York Timesbest-selling novelLife As We Knew It, which was nominated for several state awards, and its companion books,The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In,andThe Shade of the Moon. She lives in Middletown, New York.

Editorial Reviews

* "The protagonists of Pfeffer''s novels The Dead and the Gone and Life As We Knew It join forces in this third installment of a harrowing saga set in the not so distant future. A year after the moon was thrown off course by a meteor, natural disasters and climate changes on Earth are still making mere existence a challenge...Throughout, readers will be moved by displays of compassion, strength, and faith as characters endure grim realities and face an uncertain future."  -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Palpable despair is dappled with tiny flares of hope in this third entry in Pfeffer''s enthralling series about the aftereffects of a meteor strike on the Moon that has altered the earth''s gravitational pull...fans of the first two will thrill to this latest and the loose ending will leave them hoping for more."  -Kirkus

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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