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The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer

“The eagerly awaited addition to the series begun with the New York Times best-seller Life As We Knew It, in which a meteor knocks the moon off its orbit and the world changes forever.

It’s been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

Okay, so this is the last book in The Last Survivors series. The first book is Life As We Knew It, second Dead &the Gone, and the third is This World We Live In. I recommend all four. I read the first three like forever ago so I don’t have reviews. Oops.

But this series is about two different families that come together. The first one starts with a girl in the country side and her family when a natural disaster hits. The moon gets pushed closer to Earth and the world changes as they know it.  There is tsunamis, earthquakes, tornadoes,  volcanoes erupting, and basically everything bad. Soon enough crops start growing. There is ash in the sky constantly. The sun can’t help. So people struggle to survive. The second book follows a boy in the city with his family when the moon gets closer. The third book we see the families come together for awhile and try to survive together.

The last book follows that same family doing better than they were. But the main character Jon has to make some tough choices that are right, but the world is so wrong it’s difficult.

I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars! I absolutely loved this conclusion and the things that happened. It was fast paced and so good! I recommend it to middle schoolers. There is some mature scenes, mostly gory. So maybe a little older than middle school.

Until Next Time,




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