Book Review: the dead and the gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
History Publication Information. Rate this book. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Morales. 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, and food and aid dwindle. With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful new novel explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities. Click to the right or left of the sample to turn the page.
This is the second book in the series that begins with the book Life As We Knew It , but the two books can be read in any order. Either way, battery manufacturers could not have come up with better advertising in their wildest dreams. Both of these books take place in current times, but with an apocalyptic twist. Tsunamis, volcanoes, and earthquakes kill millions of people, with coastal areas hit the hardest. Electricity is only sporadically available. Inevitably, volcanic ash begins to block the sun, and the world gets darker and colder.