Life as We Knew It

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Gripping, terrifying disaster tale will inspire discussions.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 72 reviews

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age 10+

A Little Boring for 8th Graders

For 14 year old students, they found the book to be boring with a few interesting parts. They hoped that more emphasis would be on disasters with more of a thriller. The main character writes a lot of her personal home experience, emphasizing her feelings--expected for a diary. I guess that students expected more action and scientific explanations. The book has a gentle approach to what is happening around the world. It's a good book for 10 to 12 year olds but boring for 13 + students.

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