The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer: | flowkit-numecagroup.com: BooksTitle: the dead and the gone. Book 3, This World We Live In will be a direct sequel to both companion books and is to be released in Why did I read this book: I loved the first book so much that I immediately combed all my local bookstores for the dead and the gone. Summary: from amazon. 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. With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful new novel explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities. So it goes without saying that when I discovered its sister book the dead and the gone had been released earlier this year, I wasted no time getting my hands on a copy, eager to see how it would compare.
The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer Audio Book
For me, it was interesting to see the same events from a different perspective. Where Miranda and her family dealt with the situation on a farm in rural Pennsylvania, Alex and his young sisters must navigate the Upper West side of Manhattan. Although the situations and catastrophes are the same, the fresh take this novel gave was interesting. Miranda and her family were quite leery of the church, while Alex and his sisters lean on their faith to survive. I had hoped that this audio book would have a more exciting plot — but I found that it was very similar to the original. Although, this was a completely new perspective and setting, the problems were the same. This audio book tends to focus more on the characters in the audio book , and their relationships with others, where Live As We Knew It was more about the actual events.
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Pfeffer's novel Life As We Knew It was created after watching the original film Meteor , noting that "it got [her] thinking about how the people who have the most to lose if the world comes to an end are kids," and wanted to see how her characters would cope with a situation that was out of their control. She playfully mentioned that "I figure with million people alive in the United States, even if I write about 10 people a book, I can still get another 2,, novels out of that meteor, and that should keep me busy and entertained well past the foreseeable future. The Dead and the Gone uses a third-person narrative, while the previous book, Life As We Knew It , used a first-person narrative in a journal format. Asked about the change in narrative, Pfeffer replied quite simply that in her planning processes, she "just could not envision a teenage boy keeping a diary. It's as simple as that," accounting for the change. The Dead and the Gone follows year-old Alex Morales and his sisters, Briana and Julie, in their struggle to survive after an asteroid hits the Moon and knocks it out of orbit, closer to Earth. Taking place in New York, they are plagued with volcanic eruptions , tsunamis and tidal waves, and earthquakes , along with famine caused by food shortages and disease that kill millions of people in the process.
As riveting as Life as We Knew It and even grittier, this companion novel returns to the premise of that previous book to show how New York City responds to the global disasters that ensue when an asteroid knocks the moon out of orbit. This time Pfeffer focuses on high school junior Alex Morales, whose parents go missing after the catastrophe. It's up to him to find a way to keep himself and his two younger sisters alive while the planet is rocked by famine, floods, freezing temperatures and widespread disease. Once again Pfeffer creates tension not only through her protagonist's day-to-day struggles but also through chilling moral dilemmas: whether to rob the dead, who to save during a food riot, how long to preserve the hope that his parents might return. She depicts death and destruction more graphically than before, making the horror of Alex's ordeal all the more real. Religion also plays a larger role.
Jun 10, Minutes Young Adult Buy. Jun 10, Minutes Young Adult. 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. With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful new novel explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities. Award-winning author Susan Beth Pfeffer, has written over sixty books for children and young adults. She began her career in , with the publication of her first book, Just Morgan, which she wrote her last semester at New York University.