Miranda is a typical sixteen year old, obsessed with swimming and figure skating. But when a meteoroid crashes into the moon knocking into a closer orbit to the Earth, her life changes drastically. Suddenly all the creature comforts of everyday life are gone and her family must learn to survive on less. But will they survive a cold, harsh winter?
I cannot express how much I loved this book. I didn't want to bring it back to the library. It was a touching look at what one family does to survive in the midst of the end of their world. The book starts in the spring and ends in the middle of winter. Told in diary form from Miranda's, the daughter, point of view, Life As We Knew It goes through how the world outside changes and how Miranda's personal world shrinks until she learns what is truly important in life. Her emotional growth is so wonderful and she goes from a typical selfish teenager to a caring sacrificing woman in about eight months.
What I had to say on Twitter sums it up:
@lilbookworm: "Life as We Knew It" is my new favorite book of the year . I love it so very much.
@lilbookworm: I love it like cake, sad beautiful wonderful cake. "Life as We Knew It" read, love, thank me later.
Recommended by The O.W.L.