Life as We Knew It by Susan Pfeffer

Opening Sentence:Lisa is pregnant.
Synopsis:No Shops. No TV.

No Electricity. No Daylight.

No idea if your family is alive or dead…

Could you survive?

An asteroid will hit the moon at 9.30 this evening. The astronomers say there’s nothing to worry about.

What if they’re wrong?
Genre:Young Adult
Comments:Written in diary form, Life As We Knew It tells of one family’s struggle to survive while the world collapses around them. Told from the point of view of sixteen-year-old Miranda, this story brings home just how reliant we are on all the modern conveniences. How would you survive if you were suddenly without electricity, natural gas, air-con, phones, running water? If gas and food were no longer being transported? If medicines were running out? It’s a scary prospect for us as adults, how much scarier for children and teenagers?

This is an apocalyptic novel that is all the more frightening for it’s feasibility.

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