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The Dead and The Gone

Written By:Susan Beth Pfeffer - 2008

  • The Dead and The Gone  - Susan Beth Pfeffer cover

Synopsis

When life as Alex Morales had known it changed forever, he was working behind the counter at Joey's Pizza. He was worried about getting elected as senior class president and making the grades to land him in a good college. He never expected that an asteroid would hit the moon, knocking it closer in orbit to the earth and catastrophically altering the earth's climate.

He never expected to be fighting just to stay alive.

Excerpt

Alex made three columns and labeled them: WHAT I KNOW; WHAT I THINK; WHAT I DON'T KNOW. Under WHAT I KNOW he wrote:
No subways
Floods
Moon closer to Earth
Carlos all right
Bri and Julie all right
School on Monday

Under WHAT I DON'T KNOW he wrote:
How long it will take for things to get back to normal

Blurb

Susan Beth Pfeffer's Life As We Knew It enthralled and devastated readers with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event from a small-town perspective. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of a seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican New Yorker. 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.

With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful novel explores how a young man takes unimaginable responsibilities.

Catastrophe:

cosmic

Type:

realistic
Other Titles in the Last Survivors list

1     Life as We Knew It

2     Dead and The Gone, The

3     This World We Live In