by Susan Beth Pfeffer
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.
The Dead and the Gone (Life As We Knew It #2)
Susan Beth Pfeffer is the author of many books for teens, including the bestselling novel The Year Without Michael. She lives in Middletown, New York.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 6/1/2008
Series: Life As We Knew It Series, #2
Age range: 12 - 17 Years
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure | Survival Stories
- Social Issues | Emotions & Feelings - Death & Dying
- Religious Christian - Fantasy & Magic - Family | Siblings -Survival
- Natural disasters -Brothers and sisters -Puerto Ricans -New York
-First Edition Hardcover -Out of Print - Mint Edition