Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Dead and The Gone

by Susan Beth Pfeffer

A riveting companion to Life As We Knew It

Format: eBook
ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780547422268
ISBN-10: 0547422261
Pages: 336
Publication Date: 01/18/2010
Carton Quantity: 1
Grade Level: 7,8,9,10,11,12
Age Range: 12,13,14,15,16


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.

Susan Beth Pfeffer

Susan Beth Pfeffer is the author of many books for teens, including the New York Times best-selling novel Life As We Knew It, which was nominated for several state awards, and its companion books, The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon. She lives in Middletown, NY. Read More




* "As riveting as Life as We Knew It and even grittier. . . . The powerful images and wrenching tragedies will haunt readers."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Everything Pfeffer writes about seems wrenchingly plausible."—Booklist, starred review

"Incredibly engaging."—Kirkus Reviews

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