Tuesday, January 11, 2011

REVIEW: THIS WORLD WE LIVE IN (3rd book in last survivor series)

SUMMARY- It's been over a month since Miranda Evans has written in her diary, a month of relative calm for her and her family. It's springtime, and with warmer weather comes rain, and the melting of the winter's snow. The shad are running in a nearby river, and Miranda's brothers Matt and Jon leave home for a few days to see if they can catch some to supplement their food supply.

When they return, Matt brings with him a girl named Syl, who he introduces as his bride. But that's not the only shock Miranda and her family have to deal with. A few weeks later, Miranda's father, stepmother, and baby brother show up at her door. Accompanying them are three strangers, a man named Charlie Rutherford, and two teenagers, Alex and Julie Morales. These five people have crossed America together, becoming, in their own way, a family.

Miranda's complicated feelings about Alex, curiosity, resentment, longing, and passion turn into love. Alex's feelings are equally complex. His plans to escort Julie to a convent where she can be taken care of, so that he will be free to enter a monastery, are destined for failure. He wants desperately to live up to his moral code, but his desire for Miranda is too strong. He proposes to Miranda that they take Julie and go to a safe town.

But before Miranda and Alex can go off together, a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and in its aftermath, Miranda makes a decision that will change forever her life and Alex's, and the world that they live in will never be the same.

MY REVIEW- In this book this world we live in (3rd book in last survivor series) by Beth Susan Pfeffer. I definitely feel that the same  connection to the character Miranda as i did in the first book, Life As We Knew It. In this world we live in it was written in diary format telling Miranda's life as unexpected and unforgettable  things happen to her. Alex and his sister Julie Morales comes to stay with them, along with her dad stepmom Lisa and step brother Gabriel. i liked seeing how Alex and his sister Julie was getting along with Miranda's family. I felt like Alex had the same thoughts as he did in the second book the dead and the gone, that guys are more strong then girls are and sometimes they need to be hit. I didn't really like  the character Alex i  just couldn't relate to him. Everything Miranda has wanted since living in their house's sun room has happened. Seeing new faces, and meeting a boy. Eventually Alex and Miranda's feeling towards each other turn to love. But Alex's need to find a safe place for his sister Julie is pushing them apart. Nearr the end of this book a decision is made that nearly brings you to tears.

ALL TOGETHER- all together i would say this book is definitely a good read it brings out emotions in you and i love when i book can do that. i found this book really hard to put down. (exspecially in school when i shouldn't have been reading!) its a fast read and has some really deep feelings in it. I also like how it had some of Miranda's flashbacks from when her world wasn't so crazy. All together this book was really good.

THE SERIES AS A WHOLE- this whole series has really made me  appreciate the small things in life like toilet paper and books. i cant even imagine having to see dead people every were i walk and have people i have known all my life die from a terrible world catastrophe . I found this series different from anything i have read. it brings out emotions in you. and forces you to imagine things you never thought you could. i would recommend this book to anyone!

MY RATING- * * * * *

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