Life As We Knew It Analysis

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Expository Essay “Life As We Knew It”

The book Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer is a realistic fiction novel, written as a diary, belonging to Miranda Evans. Protagonist Miranda is a normal 16 year old who lives in Pennsylvania with her two brothers and her mom. Until one day, scientist predicted an asteroid will hit the moon, and when it did, Miranda’s life shattered. Tsunamis, floods, volcanoes, and a huge snowstorm occured, and instantly many people died. As things get worse, Miranda has to find ways to survive. The theme for Life As We Knew It is to be grateful and never give up because things might get worse, anything is possible, and the results will be better.

First, one of the themes for Life As We Knew It is to be grateful because things might get worse. For example, when Miranda secretly went into the pantry, she got upset because there was a lot of food, and she was upset about why everyone was starving themselves. She then grabbed the chocolate chips which she claimed it was hers, and finished every single one (Pfeffer). This shows that Miranda was ungrateful to have one meal everyday and she just wanted to eat all of the food when she had the chance. Miranda should be grateful for at least being able to eat a meal every day, because it is not like she is not eating at all. In the end, things
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Protagonist Miranda is a normal 16 year old who lives in Pennsylvania with her two brothers and her mom. Until one day, scientist predicted an asteroid will hit the moon, and when it did, Miranda’s life shattered. Tsunamis, floods, volcanoes, and a huge snowstorm occured, and instantly many people died. As things get worse, Miranda has to find ways to survive. The theme for Life As We Knew It is to be grateful and never give up because things might get worse, anything is possible, and the results will be

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