Saturday, August 20, 2011
"This World We Live In" by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Susan Beth Pfeffer writes another gut-wrenching companion the the two best-selling novels - "Life As We Knew It" and "The Dead and the Gone." It's been a year since the meteor collided with the moon and Miranda Evans still struggles to exist along with her mother and two brothers. The struggle intensifies when her remarried father shows up on her families' doorstep with his new wife, baby and three strangers in tow. This series is too realistic and leaves the reader with an eery sense that this story could so easily be a nonfiction account of a future event. It is the small little bursts of happiness and the enduring faith in this despair-filled story that will keep you turning the pages living the struggles right along with the well-written characters. The loose ending to this book makes me wonder ..... dare we hope for more?