The Dead and the Gone by Susan Pfeffer

Cover of "The Dead and the Gone"

Cover of The Dead and the Gone

Opening Sentence:At the moment when life as he knew it changed for ever, Alex Morales was behind the counter at Joey’s Pizza, slicing a spinach pesto pie into eight roughly equal pieces.
Synopsis:A tsunami taller than a scyscraper

Downtown New York drowned

Millions die in minutes

For Alex, Briana and Julie Morales, a desperate struggle in a nightmare world begins. Their parents are missing, food is running out, and there’s no escape from the doomed city for powerless kids like them. But Alex will fight to save his family – whatever the cost…

The brilliant follow-up to Susan Pfeffer’s unforgettable thriller, Life As We Knew It.

At the end of the world
could YOU survive?

Genre:Young Adult
Comments:The Dead and the Gone tells the story of how a family in the city cope with the events described in Susan Pfeffer’s Life As We Knew It. I loved Life As We Knew It and while I did enjoy this book, I did not feel it was as good. It was interesting to read the different ways the people in the city were affected as opposed to those in the country, and how the residents dealt with it. This is a good book to read but it simply doesn’t have the urgency of the first one.

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2 replies


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