Introducing part 2 of my weekly posts: review friday! Every friday I'll upload a review of some sort. This week - Life As We Know It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Now I've finally finished university for the year I have time to read again (when I'm not working!) This is the first book that I have read this summer and it was okay. Sure, it wasn't the best book to start the summer with but it was worth a read.
In short: 3/5 starsLife As We Knew It is a dystopian, young adult novel - my cup of tea (embarrassingly!) The story follows the life of Miranda, a young girl living in Pennsylvania when natural disasters occur due to a collision with the moon (spoilers over).
Honestly, I found this book difficult to get in to. I didn't particularly like Miranda as a character. I was split between 'she's such a brat!' and 'Oh, but I'd probably do stupid stuff if McDonalds actually did close down'. I really liked the idea though - a dystopian novel that actually seemed relatively realistic in comparison to today's world. Usually they are set 200 years in the future and not in a world similar to today. In theory I should really relate. However, it still wasn't great.
What I did like about this book is that is really showed the importance of family. At the end of the day, if we were in a post-apocolyptic world, chances are that you could only depend on your family. Sometimes, I guess, I'm just a little busy seeing my friends/working that I don't see my family as often as I should. This book made me realise that (and that is a good thing).
Overall, it was an okay book. It was well written and was an interesting idea but it didn't really work for me. Even 3/4 of the way through I decided that I wouldn't read the sequel (at that point I'm usually obsessed!). I might - but I doubt it.
Have you read Life As We Knew it? What did you think? Let me know!