Life As We Knew It
Final Project By: Vincent Brunory
Laura- Laura is the mother of three and head of the household. In the middle of the novel she sprains her ankle and can't walk. Later on she gets sick and almost dies.
Jonny- Jonny is the youngest of three and who they assume will live if no one else does. In the summer he goes to a baseball camp for a week, and while he is there everyone else is eating less. His family tries to give him more food than the rest because he is the youngest.
Matt- Matt is the oldest child of Laura and is in college. Throughout the story it seems like he is chopping wood all the way up until he gets the flu with everyone else in his family, other than Miranda. Then he makes it his mission to climb the stairs.
Peter- Peter is not direct family with the rest of them. He is Laura's boyfriend. Peter is a doctor at the nearby hospital. This proved to be handy when Laura sprained he ankle, and when they had the flu.
Bravery- Miranda had to be brave to go into town, or take care of the family when they are sick.
Family- The entirety of the novel is spent with the same few people. These people bonded and shared great connections.