I was working on a project for a class that I am taking and ran across this really cool trailer for This World We Live In that is actually a great teaser for all three books in the Last Survivors Series. And guess what . . . Susan Beth Pfeffer is working on another book . . . The Shade of the Moon. The book is still in it's early writing with the first manuscript due this fall so until it is released enjoy this trailer and the first three books.
For those of you who have been waiting for the conclusion to Susan Beth Pfeffer's Life As We Knew It the wait was well worth it. I just finished reading This World We Live In, the concluding book in Pfeffer's trilogy.
The Life as we Knew it series tells of life after an asteroid hits the moon sending it closer to the Earth. The effect of the moon's gravity sets off a series of natural disasters including flooding and volcanic eruptions. In the first book we met Miranda, a seventeen year old girl living in the suburbs. She loves swimming and skating and looks forward to the prom. Her life is turned upside down when the things she has taken for granted (food, water, electricity) become hard to find. Through her diary entries we discovered how she and her family struggle to survive when it seems that everyone around them is leaving or dying.
The second book of the series introduced us to Alex Morales, another teen living in New York city when the asteroid hit the moon. Alex, the son of a maintenance man, has had to work hard to compete the other kids at his school. Alex is at his job at the pizza place when the asteroid hits and changes New York forever. Dead bodies line the streets and the living are forced to steal from the dead to survive. Alex's journal tells of his experiences of tragedy as he struggles to keep his sisters alive when the city shuts down.
This World we Live in, the final book in the series, brings together the stories of Miranda and Alex in an unexpected way. As the lives of Miranda and Alex become intertwined they are faced with new challenges that threaten their families and their lives. They are faced with the reality that their new world, although desolate and lonely, is not without hope.
All three of these books are compelling and well written. Be warned, once you start it will be hard to put them down.