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This World We Live In

This World We Live In - Susan Beth Pfeffer

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.


My Take: Once again, I start a book at the middle or the end... and in this case the end. I really need to get into the habit of checking out whether a book is part of a series or not before I jump in. I think it would have helped with this one. I saw this one on the shelf at the library when I was working last Saturday. It looked very interesting and since I was looking for a book to fill the full moon square this one seemed to fit the bill. However, it was really depressing and right now I'm not in the mood for depressing. Maybe that's why this one just didn't sit well with me at all. I didn't warm up to any of the characters (maybe starting with book 1 would have helped) and found myself not really caring too much what happened to them. It was all such a mess.