Thursday, January 10, 2013
Book Review: The Dead and the Gone (The Last Survivors #2) by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Summary from Goodreads:
Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Life as We Knew It enthralled and devastated readers with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event--an asteroid hitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Morales. When Alex's parents disappear in the aftermath of tidal waves, he must care for his two younger sisters, even as Manhattan becomes a deadly wasteland, and food and aid dwindle.
With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful new novel explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities.
I love when you read a series, and the second book is just as good as the first. This book follows Alex, a teen who lives in New York City, when the Asteroid hits the moon. His struggle is much different than Miranda's, from the first book in the series, Life as We Knew It. Alex's parents disappear in the madness and he is responsible to take care of his two younger sisters. Imagine being so hungry and desperate, that you need to steal valuables from dead bodies to survive. This is Alex's new life. What these characters have to go through is unimaginable. This book is a page turner and I could not put it down. I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves apocalyptic books. Don't let the "Young Adult" label fool you. These books are for everyone who enjoys a great read!
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars!