- I went to our town's website and downloaded their emergency preparedness plan, complete with recommendations on what to buy weekly to have enough food to survive in an emergency.
- Every time we have weird or severe weather I assume that something terrible is going to happen.
- I have dreams at least once a week that something has happened to the moon, stars, etc... and we are trying to survive.
- I talk about this book incessantly and push it into as many hands as possible.
I love this story. It has all of the elements of a great page turner.
- The narrator, Miranda, is likable and Pfeffer writes the character with an intense and passionate voice.
- The suspense mirrors a rollercoaster. The family overcomes one hurdle only to be faced with an even bigger one almost immediately.
- You can't predict what will be coming next, which is great in my opinion. I hate stories that are transparent and obvious. This story will keep you on your toes.
- This COULD HAPPEN! That might be the kicker. No one can say this wouldn't happen to us, it's entirely possible. Think about what your biggest worry in life is right now. It's nothing compared to the trauma you would face in this kind of disaster.
My students will be reading this book in conjunction with The Dead and the Gone, the second in the series. Our class will be dividing into two camps for this novel study. The girls will be reading LAWKI (female narrator) and the boys will read TDATG (male narrator). The best thing about this are that the first two books are parallel (they occur at the same time in different parts of the country), so we can compare/contrast what is happening to both of them as different disasters strike. Happy reading!