Life As We Knew It

by: Susan Beth Pfeffer


  • In this story we learn about Miranda Evens, a 16 year old teenager who lives a typical average life until an asteroid hits the Moon, bringing chaos to the planet. The book is a diary that Miranda writes in describing the challenges and struggles her family faces and how they overcome all odds and survive. The book is interesting and makes you want to keep reading. It is fascinating to learn about the tools and survival instincts described in the book


  • The setting begins in Howl, Pennsylvania the small town where Miranda lives. The book is written in four parts, each part is what happens during each season starting with spring, summer, autumn, and winter. The book has several settings of where the events take place, but Miranda's house is where most everything in the book occurs.

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