The Life As We Knew It Series

By: Lily Murphy
• Susan Beth Pfeffer was born in
1948 in New York.
• At the age of six, when her father
wrote and published a book on
constitutional law, Pfeffer decided
she, too, wanted to be a writer;
that year, she wrote her first story
about the love between an Oreo
cookie and a pair of scissors.
• Now she lives in Middletown, New
York, with her two cats, Alexander
and Emily.
Life As We Knew It
Miranda’s life is as boring as ever.
Suddenly, a meteor knocks the moon
out of place and now the moon is
heading towards earth. Everyone is
hectic, and Miranda and her family
are wondering if they will survive.
There is below-freezing weather in
August, and food is almost
impossible to find. What is going to
happen to Miranda and her family?
The Dead and the Gone
Alex is living his normal life in
New York. His father has
just flown to Puerto Rico,
and his mother is in Queens
at work. In a flash, a meteor
hits the moon. The world is
frightened, and now Alex
has to take care of his
sisters, Brianna and Julie.
This World We Live in
It’s been a year since a meteor collided with the moon,
catastrophically altering the earth’s climate. For
Miranda Evans, life as she knew it no longer exists.
Her friends and neighbors are dead, landscape is
frozen, and food is increasingly scarce. The struggle
to survive intensifies when Miranda’s father and
stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in
tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as
Miranda’s complicated feelings for him turn to love,
his plans for his future thwart their relationship.
Then a devastating tornado hits their town, and
Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives
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By: Susan Beth Pfeffer
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