As summer turns to Arctic winter, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.
Told in journal entries, this is the heart-pounding story of Miranda's struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all, hope, in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world.
©2006 Susan Beth Pfeffer; (P)2006 Random House Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
This is the story of an terrible event that affects the earth told from the viewpoint of a self involved teen. As an adult it was hard to relate to the whiny main character, but the book was very well narrated and was paced well and an interesting story.
The story was about what I expected to be based on the cover. Probably better for younger set as the main characters impetuousness would irritate me more than fictional person should.
Delivery of the story is told from a perky point of view which was weird. The Prose is only as good as a 16 year old's journal entry could be.
Good story; interesting take on a possible apocalypse scenario! The narrator drove me a bit nuts. She's young and peppy-sounding, which... I suppose fits once I realized this is actually considered a teen novel, but... I enjoyed it nonetheless. :)
SO.......... I did not know this was for kids 11-13! lol... I just heard it was good... it's probably good for 11-13 year olds. It was lame and anticlimactic. It was a "it's the Apocalypse, but that's okay" type book.
MORE DEATH AND SUFFERING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (but it's for kids...)
Standard teenage girl vocal fluctuation. like, seriously. ;)
I'm curious about what happens in the series... but I really don't care that much. If you're a pre teen girl, its a good sci fi book.
Don't expect too much if you're an apocalypse-junkie!
I HAVE READ QUITE A FEW "END OF THE WORLD" TYPE BOOK... THEY ALL SEEM THE SAME BUT THIS ONE HAS A UNIQUE FEEL ABOUT IT! AND IT MAKES YOU THINK... HOW WOULD YOU SURVIOR
YES!! I DID IT IN 3 SITTING (AT WORK LOL)
LISTEN TO THIS ONE GUYS ITS WORTH IT!! CANT WAIT TO START BOOK 2
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