This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer

book cover of  This World We Live In   (Last Survivors, book 3) by Susan Beth Pfeffer
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Number of pages: 239
Out of all three books in the series I think this one was my favorite! The ending was so…elegant. Sure, it was a bit of a cliffhanger but as far as cliffhangers go I really enjoyed it! (And that’s saying something because I hate cliffhangers!!)
So, in this book we’re back to Miranda’s point of view but eventually Alex and his sister Julie move in with Miranda’s family (along with Miranda’s father, her step mom, another man they picked up  along the way, and Miranda’s new born step baby brother, and her older brother’s wife, whom he met and married within a week).
Reading and observing the way that Miranda gets along with each of the characters is amazing. First she seems against having 10 people in her house because of the worry of food shortage but soon everything works itself out and Miranda is content with having so many people in her house.
It is still no easier living in this post-apocalyptic world but I felt the family struggled less than in the first two books. Especially towards the middle. Unfortunately things would get easier for awhile and then something horrible would happen and they would be back where they started.
A lot of the story is devoted towards who out of the 10 people is going to keep moving on to some other places, and how the other characters would react to that. Did I like this? …Maybe, it seemed realistic but I wanted a little more character development all around for the new comers.
Anyways, this book was phenomenal and a great ending to a great series!! This would be a great introduction series to dystopia young adult novels, so I definitely would recommend it and I think many age levels could enjoy it! Make sure to read all the way through to the sort of cliff hanger ending you won’t be disappointed!
See you soon!
Paige

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