The Dead and the Gone

The Dead and the Gone

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After a meteor hits the moon and sets off a series of horrific climate changes, seventeen-year-old Alex Morales must take care of his sisters alone in the chaos of New York City.
Publisher: New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780547258553
Branch Call Number: YF PFEFFER
Characteristics: 321 pages ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Dead and the gone


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Apr 16, 2021

Love this book waiting to read the rest of the series my name is Blue_dove_745🔝please follow me.

Feb 22, 2019

I read this book to fulfil the goal read a climate fiction book. this series both terrifies me and entertains me. it is so sad to think how such a small thing could so drastically change our world. and kindof scary how dependent we are on things like electricity and other forms of technology. i hope that if this would ever happen in real life that i would have the courage displayed by the characters in the book. Although this is part of a series, it reads well as a stand alone.

ArapahoeBridget Nov 15, 2017

I forgot how bleak this series is, and also: SO SAD. Anyway, this installment does a great job of portraying faith during the ending of the world. I loved the characters, and it's kind of a slow build harrowing read.

Sep 02, 2016

The sequel to "Life as we Knew It" is better than the first book. I liked the character of Alex, a teenage boy trying to keep his siblings alive in a world that is falling apart. Some tragic and beautiful moments that will challenge your perceptions of what defines us as human beings when the world ends.

Mar 07, 2016

While a startling change of view from the mains of the first book, an interesting tale of the world being destroyed nonetheless.

Jun 15, 2015

I really liked the first book in this series, but I'm afraid I wasn't as impressed with this one. Definitely a little more hard core (especially in the death department), but it is nice to see how the moon disaster affects residents of a big city. It's still worth reading though! One of my favorite series.

Oct 20, 2014

Great book and series. For his age, Alex was forced to take on a great deal of responsibility for the care of his younger sisters. Highly recommended series by - Doctor-at-Bass! Taylor A.

Sep 30, 2014

Teen rated Susan Beth Pfeffer’s ‘The Dead & the Gone’ (2008) - Life as We Knew It Series - Book 2, simply AWESOME! I have read all four books in the series and I believe book two was the best. To quote author John Green, “Riveting .... This is a dark and scary novel.” After a disaster of global magnitude takes place, the author describes what happens as life’s simple amenities: services, and facilities, ones that we all take for granted disappear alarmingly fast. While her first book in the series ‘Life as We Knew It’ took place in small town Pennsylvania, in this book the reader experiences the same but seemingly worst horror to a Puerto Rican family in New York City. I suggest readers go on to read ‘This World We Live In’ (2010) book 3 and ‘The Shade of the Moon’ (2013) book 4. Highly recommended series by Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

Mar 01, 2014

An intriguing second look at life after this disaster. In Live As We Knew It, the protagonists live by, essentially, withdrawing into their house, isolating themselves from those who might steal from or otherwise harm them, and being as self-sufficient as possible; in Alex's New York, that simply doesn't work, but Alex survives with the help of his church and the connections he's made. Very realistic and well-paced. A good read.

carrillod Jul 17, 2013

this book is really good it about mysteries and i love the background and the characters

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Jul 13, 2015

When an asteroid hits the Moon, sending it into our atmosphere, 17-year-old Alex Morales finds himself responsible for his two sisters: Julie and Briana. With his mom at a hospital in Queens (or dead in the flooded subways) and his dad at his grandmother's funeral, he must rely on his friends and school to keep them all alive. But things take a nasty turn when Bri returns from a convent with life-threatening asthma...


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Jan 22, 2014

"As long as we're alive, hope is alive."

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