Friday, September 16, 2011

Library Loot ~ September 14-20

A few years ago, I read and reviewed Life as We Knew It (#1) the 2006 novel that was the first in this series.  When the second book came out, I kept meaning to get a copy, but never did.  My roommate Donna finished the first one a few days ago and came home from the library with the next two in the series, along with another book by the same author.  So I'm claiming these as MY library loot, too. I'll read all three before Donna returns them to the library.

The Dead and the Gone (#2) ~ by Susan Beth Pfeffer, 2008, YA fiction
Life as We Knew It enthralled and devastated readers with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event — an asteroid hitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Morales. When Alex's parents disappear in the aftermath of tidal waves, he must care for his two younger sisters, even as Manhattan becomes a deadly wasteland, and food and aid dwindle.
This World We Live In (#3) ~ by Susan Beth Pfeffer, 2010, fiction
In the year that has passed since a meteor collided with the moon, Miranda’s friends and neighbors have died, the landscape has frozen, and food has become 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, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.
Who Were They Really? The True Stories Behind Famous Characters ~ by Susan Beth Pfeffer, 1999, essays for middle grades (4-6)
From Christopher Robin and Peter Rabbit to Peter Pan's Lost Boys and Alice in Wonderland, award-winning author Susan Beth Pfeffer explores the real lives of the real people who inspired the creation of literature's greatest characters. There are even a few surprises about Mother Goose.
Library Loot is a weekly meme co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.  Claire has the Mister Linky this week, if you'd like to share a list of the loot you brought home.  You may submit your list any time during the week.


Marg said...

I've read the first two Pfeffer books but need to get back to the series.

Beth said...

I just the second book in that series; thanks for the reminder about the third. Definitely not feel-good reading, though.

Christine said...

Hi Beth.
My teen read the first two Pfeffer books and really enjoyed them.. although she expressed some disappointment that the second one felt much too similar to the first one. Did you find that to be the case, too?

Christine said...

Ack! I just realized I called you Beth!
Sorry!!! I just came from Beth's blog... and saw her comment here and well... *sigh* My apologies.