In the year that has passed since a meteor collided with the moon, Miranda’s friends and neighbors have died, the landscape has frozen, and food has become increasingly scarce. The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda’s father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda’s complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.
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.
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