Tuesday, January 3, 2012

This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer

After our Scholastics book fair, one of my students Jessica finished this book and told me that I would love it. At the time, we were reading Empty in class and this book has many similarities with regards to global warming and dwindling supplies.

This World We Live In is the story of a family trying to survive after a meteor collided with the moon causing the earth's climate and weather conditions to drastically change. Supplies, food and luxuries are very hard to come by. Miranda, her mother and two brothers are barely surviving. They scavenge for what little food they can and try to stay warm without the benefit of the sun. When Miranda's father returns with other friends, life becomes even more difficult.

This story was incredibly interesting. It is easy to imagine living in a world where resources are limited. It is a bit of a precautionary tale, but also at it's heart it is a story of survival and the love of a family.


  1. i loved cormac mccarthy's the road for the same reason. the idea that even though the features of this world are reduced beyond the essential, there's still love connecting. steven

  2. Have you read the two books that came before this one? They are all wonderful, but I thought the first one was the best.

  3. I haven't read the first two books. The student who gave me this one and I were suppose to check them out. I need to do that tomorrow. Thanks for the reminder

  4. Hey Kerry,

    Who do you follow on Twitter that you find the most useful. I have a twitter account, but can't seem to quite get the collaboration network going that I'd like.

  5. Hi there- you might want to follow me and then check out who I follow. I'm @mcdatstrath
    See you on Twitter!