Monday, February 15, 2016

Review: The Dead and the Gone

The Dead and the Gone The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a companion book to Life As We knew It, but it can stand alone. It is the same premise as Life, but this apocalyptic novel takes place in New York City, and Alex Morales, a 17 year-old Puerto Rican New Yorker, is the protagonist. When an asteroid knocks the moon out of orbit, and closer to the earth, all kinds of disasters begin to happen. As volcanoes, tsunamis, and other weather-related disasters hit the world, Alex has to figure out how to survive, and take care of his two younger sisters. This is a depressing and frightening scenario, and I'm sure will leave a lot of teens with nightmares. It is well written, and very realistic.

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