The Dead and the Gone

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Product Overview

With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful novel--a companion to "Life As We Knew It"--explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities.

Specifications

Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780152063115
SKU 206730137
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0152063110
Release Date 6/1/2008
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 1T
Praise
"[R]ealistically bone-chilling despair and death join with the larger question of how the haves and have-nots of a major metropolitan city will ultimately survive in an increasingly lawless, largely deserted urban wasteland. Incredibly engaging."
"The story's power, as in the companion book, comes from readers' ability to picture themselves in a similar situation; everything Pfeffer writes about seems wrenchingly plausible."
"The powerful imagery and wrenching tragedies will haunt readers."
"Pfieffer subverts all our expectations of how redemption works in teenage fiction, as Alex learns to live, and have faith, in a world where radical unfairness is the norm."
From the Publisher
Annotation This intense young adult novel describes how the apocalyptic fallout of an asteroid pulling the moon out of orbit affects a tightly knit Puerto Rican family in New York City. At 17, Alex Morales is hard-working and responsible, qualities that serve him well in caring for his younger sisters when his parents don't return home after the disaster. In this gripping companion novel to the chilling LIFE AS WE KNEW IT, a cascade of difficult moral decisions and a shaken faith in God are explored.
Editors Note In this companion to Life As We Knew It, the events that take place after an asteroid hits the moon and sets off a chain of events from devastating climate changes are told through the experiences of seventeen-year-old Alex Morales as he deals with the horrors as they unfold in his New York City neighborhood. 40,000 first printing.
Editors Note 2 In this companion to Life As We Knew It, the events that take place after an asteroid hits the moon and sets off a chain of events from devastating climate changes are told through the experiences of seventeen-year-old Alex Morales as he deals with the horrors as they unfold in his New York City neighborhood. 40,000 first printing.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 12
Number of Pages 0321
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books
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