Friday, July 26, 2013

The Dead & The Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer

The Dead and the Gone (Last Survivors, #2)The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! I just finished this amazing book! I really loved Life As We Knew It and wasn't sure how I would feel about the companion book.

The same natural events take place causing a total change in life for everyone on Earth. The book does not focus on background information leading up to the asteroid crashing into Earth's moon and delves right into life afterward for another character and his family. This time we see what happens to Alex Morales living in New York City. Alex's life seems right on track for going to a good college. He is from a very devout Catholic family and attends an excellent Catholic boy’s school on a scholarship. Life dramatically goes horrifically downward almost immediately after the moon disaster. This was definitely much darker and scarier than the companion book.

A quick and very engaging read. I am a little sad to see how much shorter the final book is (it will bring Alex and Miranda together). But I'm excited to find where the author takes these characters and everyone who remains on Earth in This World We Live In.

Highly Recommended!

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