Back in November I was fortunate to publish the first official review of Susan Beth Pfeffer's young adult novel the dead & the gone. The dead and the gone is the companion volume to to Like As We Knew It (reviewed here, and recently released in paperback), and should now be available in stores. It takes place in the same post-apocalyptic world as LAWKI, but features different characters. After a meteor hits the moon, causing various natural disasters, seventeen-year-old Alex Morales is left to care for his two younger sisters in a crumbling New York City. Here's what I said in my review:
"the dead & the gone gripped my attention completely, brought tears to my eyes, and made me think about the many things for which I am thankful. The characters, especially Alex and Julie, are three-dimensional, with strengths and flaws, and occasional unreasonable behaviors. In summary, LAWKI fans, this one is worth waiting for."
I learned today, via Susan Beth Pfeffer's blog, that the dead and the gone is in stores now (or at least available for order from Amazon). So, if you liked Life As We Knew It, or if you are in any way a fan of dystopian or post-apocalyptic fiction, I highly recommend that you head on out to get your copy of the dead and the gone. It is not to be missed.