Review: The Dead and the Gone

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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.

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