Sunday, December 28, 2008


Title: the dead and the gone

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer

Publisher: Harcourt Books

Copyright: 2008

ISBN: 978-0-15-206311-5

Series or stand-alone: #2

Genre: YA

Setting: New York City, NY

1st Sentence:
Wednesday, May 18
At the moment when life as he had known it changed forever, Alex Morales was behind the counter at Joey's Pizza, slicing a spinach pesto pie into eight roughly equal pieces.

Surlygirl's Quick Comments:
Summary from book:

After a meteor hits the moon and sets off a series of horrific climate changes, 17-year-old Alex Morales must take care of his sisters alone in the chaos of NYC.

This is the companion book to Pfeffer's LIFE AS WE KNEW IT.
The storytelling is great and the concept is such a scary premise. I really like Pfeffer's grasp on how teens might handle such a devastating situation and I think she captures the teen psyche well. There is a thing in this book that two of the main characters do called bodyshopping that still chills me to the bone. I would look for other books by this author and would and have definitely recommended these two books by Pfeffer to my tween/teen patrons at the library.

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