Title: The Dead and the Gone
Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Series: Last Survivors, 2
Length: 636 pages (iPhone)
Rating: 3.5 stars
Synopsis: 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 new novel explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities.
Favourite character: Alex
Least favourite character: N/A
Mini-review: While not as shocking as the first one (because we know what to expect, it's the same things from someone else's perspective) it's still very hard-hitting. It's scary to read about and I like how Alex was left in charge of his sisters and he had to battle with the thoughts of being man of the house, a man his somewhat abusive father would be proud of.
I loved the Catholicism aspect.