Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday(Week Twenty Six)

Title: This World We Live In
Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Harcourt Childrens Books
Release Date: April 1, 2010

It's been over a month since Miranda Evans has written in her diary, a month of relative calm for her and her family. It's springtime, and with warmer weather comes rain, and the melting of the winter's snow. The shad are running in a nearby river, and Miranda's brothers Matt and Jon leave home for a few days to see if they can catch some to supplement their food supply.When they return, Matt brings with him a girl named Syl, who he introduces as his bride. But that's not the only shock Miranda and her family have to deal with. A few weeks later, Miranda's father, stepmother, and baby brother show up at her door. Accompanying them are three strangers, a man named Charlie Rutherford, and two teenagers, Alex and Julie Morales. These five people have crossed America together, becoming, in their own way, a family.
Miranda's complicated feelings about Alex, curiosity, resentment, longing, and passion turn into love. Alex's feelings are equally complex. His plans to escort Julie to a convent where she can be taken care of, so that he will be free to enter a monastery, are destined for failure. He wants desperately to live up to his moral code, but his desire for Miranda is too strong. He proposes to Miranda that they take Julie and go to a safe town.But before Miranda and Alex can go off together, a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and in its aftermath, Miranda makes a decision that will change forever her life and Alex's, and the world that they live in will never be the same.
I love the other books in the series and this book seems amazing.


  1. I can't wait for this one either! Though I'll have to find softer tissues then when I read the last one...

  2. I really need to read The Dead and The Gone. I loved Life As We Knew It. Thanks for the pick- I love the cover(:

  3. I loved Life As We Knew It but I still have to read The Dead and the Gone. I had no idea there'd be a third book, though! Thanks for the heads up, Sarah!

  4. Very eventful and seems heartbreaking. I like it already.

  5. I can't wait for this one too! I just finished Life As We Knew It and wanted to know what happened afterwards!

  6. Oh my gosh.
    I didn't know there was another book in the series!!

    I only read "Life As We Knew It" but really want to read the second one, too. Now I have to read THIS one also, haha.

    Looks great, and these covers? Amazing.


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