In general a good book, but a tad bit boring
Life As We Knew It sends out a good message for any middle school or above student, but it's not exactly scary for 8-year-olds, either. At times the descriptions Susan Pfeffer provides are a tad bit "graphic," but not too much for anyone to handle.
Actually, I thought it got a bit boring around the middle of the book. It described the same things over and over, like the food crises and what supplies were needed for when.
No, I have not finished the book, nor read any of Susan Pfeffer's previous books. But I can already tell her writing style is different than most writers. I do read alot, and I don't mind being called a nerd.
This story supplies a strong message, saying families should be prepared for "the-end-of-the-world." It's also relatable to the economy, and the down-fall of our country right now.
To me, as a student and child, it brought up questions. Serious ones, at that. Such as, "Should we prepare ourselves?" and "Is there really anything to worry about in modern day America?"
But this book has a great atmosphere, and can be enjoyed by anyone with a few hours to spare on a rainy day.