Saturday, July 16, 2011

Review: This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer

This World We Live In (Last Survivors #3)
Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: April 1, 2010
Source: Hardcover/Own

It's been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth's climate. For Miranda Evans, life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce. The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda's father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda's complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.

Review: A year has passed since things changed. Miranda starts writing in her diary after a month because she feels like somethings gonna change. Its started raining again which is making the snow melt and the roads travel-able again. Matt and Jon decide to go to the river in hopes of catching fish since the roads are clear and Miranda decides to search houses for toiletries. Matt brings an unexpected surprise home from the river and weeks later Mirandas father shows up with his family and 3 strangers, among them Alex and Julie Morales. Suddenly with twice as many mouths to feed and not enough food, finding any food becomes crucial. Alex is determined to get him and Julie out of there but when his plans are thwarted he's forced to stay. As Alex and Mirandas feelings deepen for each other it becomes harder for him to find a way to leave and Miranda is forced to make a life changing decision. Then a tornado hits Howell, changing the Evans and Morales families lives forever.

I LOVED how this book brought the families from the first 2 books together. I also liked that even in times of heartache and hardship faith and love was proven to overcome everything. Both families had something to believe in, it might not have been the same faith or in general faith but both families had something to keep them going. It really showed how strong both families were.

 4 Stars!

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