The Dead and The Gone
By Susan Beth Pfeffer
(Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152063115, 336pp.)
Publication Date: June 2008
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"You will read it in one sitting, fighting back tears as you bite your nails." --teenreads.com on Life As We Knew It
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.
Praise for Life as We Knew It:"You will read it in one sitting, fighting back tears as you bite your nails."
--teenreads.com [star] "Absorbing from first page to last . . . Celebrates the fortitude and resourcefulness of human beings during critical times."--Publishers Weekly (starred)
"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. . . . 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. . . . The powerful images and wrenching tragedies will haunt readers."
--Publishers Weekly (starred), 5/19/08