Monday, December 20, 2010

Review: The Dead and the Gone

Goodreads Description:
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.

My thoughts:
Even though I liked the first one in this series, Life As We Knew It, I enjoyed this one even more. In Life, it is written in a diary form, which I didn't really care for. But this book didn't do that and I liked it much better. This book takes the reader to NYC and what happens there when the moon gets all jacked up do to a meteor slamming into it.
I loved Alex's voice in this story. I like that it was from his point of view and how he struggled with taking care of his sisters. There were some scenes that were just awful and the things he went through - I can't imagine...
I really like this series. There is one more out right now that I haven't read yet. It brings characters from the first and second book together. Definitely a good read - if end of the world madness doesn't scare you.


Bea said...

I know I would really like these books, but I do get kind of freaked about the end-of-the-world stuff. xD Especially if the author is a believable writer in all other respects.

Tammy said...

I just finished this book myself- I can't wait to read the 3rd installment where they all come together!

Sniffly Kitty said...

I've got the first one on my TBR pile, I"m glad to hear that the second one is good!

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