#BookADay: THE DEAD & THE GONE by Susan Beth Pfeffer (HMH Books For Young Readers). Sequel to LIFE AS WE KNEW IT, #2 in the series.

I loved the first book and enjoyed this second book as well. Found it very sobering (it's definitely not a comfort book :-)) and it made me appreciate everything that I have....especially food!

Synopsis: "Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Life as We Knew It enthralled and devastated readers with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event—an asteroid hitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. 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 novel explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities."

More about the author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Beth_Pfeffer

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