Monday, April 2, 2012

This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer

This is the 3rd book in Apocalyptic series by Pfeffer. I didn't mean to read them out of order but it really doesn't change the story if you do. This book leaves off a year after the moon's gravitational pull has left the world in total chaos. It is written by Miranda like the first book was and told through her journal entries. We FINALLY find out what happened to her father, his new wife and their baby and if it's a boy or girl. Even though Miranda appeared to have grown up in the first book (life as we knew it) it seems she has fallen back into her whiny bratty ways again. This story tells of their survival while everyone else in the world (it seems) is dead or dying. It tells how they get supplies and food and how love is the key to their survival. Love. That's it. That and hope. While it's still a great story and you learn more about what's happened to the world, and meet new and interesting characters, it's no where as riveting as the first book.
3.5 out of 5 stars.