Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun? As summer turns to Arctic winter, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.
Told in journal entries, this is the heart-pounding story of Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all - hope - in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world.
Susan Beth Pfeffer (born 1949) is a New York Times bestselling author best known for young adult science fiction. She is also known for writing "About David" and the series often called "The Last Survivors," consisting of Life as we Knew it, The Dead and the Gone, and This World We Live In. A fourth book to the series entitled The Shade of the Moon was intended to be published in fall of 2012, but by mutual agreement Pfeffer and her publisher decided to scrap it.
Susan Beth Pfeffer. Wikipedia.