I just spent most of last night reading this book, Life As We Knew It, by Susan Beth Pfeffer. This is a really good story. I literally could not put it down. I stayed up til 230 in the morning just so I could finish it. The last book I stayed up til the wee hours to read was Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince. So you know I liked it.
The premise of the story is that a meteor crashes into the moon, and basically causes life on planet Earth to go into a tailspin. This books is all about the ways that one girl and her family survive. But I have to tell you, there is one point in the book that was just too sad for words. This would be a good book for a young adult, or someone who likes to read young adult fiction.
It gives one pause, and makes you think about what is really important in your life. I won't deny that it also made me go down into the pantry to see how much food we have stored down there. If an event like this happened, would you have enough groceries to last your family for a year? I know that right now, my family would not. This story gave me the chills. it is going to go on my favorites book shelf.