There was excitement and a festive atmosphere in anticipation of the celestial light show the night the meteor was scheduled to hit the moon--until the impact knocks the moon to a closer orbit with the Earth. The effects from the closer orbit are not immediately apparent until the climate and tides begin to change, volcanoes begin to erupt, and supply chains for everything just stop. In Life As We Knew It, we follow the trials and tribulations of high school aged Miranda and her family through personal diary entries she keeps. Life becomes extremely difficult when medicine, fuel, and food run out and winter comes very early. Will the quick thinking of her mother save them? You'll have to read it to find out... and don't be discouraged by its "Young Adult" rating. This apocalyptic tale is for all adults.
Recommended by Tim Andrews