Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Teen Book Club

Life as We Knew It Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the first person narration?
  2. Is finding out about a new half sibling a good way to start the book?
  3. Does the diary at the beginning feel completely normal?
  4. Do you like Miranda?
  5. What do you think of the friend drama?
  6. Would people be excited about an asteroid hitting the moon?
  7. How was the description of the actual event?
  8. Should school have been cancelled?
  9. Is going shopping a good idea?
  10. Is it harder to read because it’s set in Pennsylvania?
  11. Is Megan’s praying response a normal one?
  12. Do you think you would believe that things were going to get better?
  13. What do you think of everyone trying to live their life like Miranda swimming with Dan and Jonny going to camp?
  14. Who do you agree with in Miranda and her mom’s fight about Dan?
  15. What do you think of addition of volcanos?
  16. What do you think of Sammi dating a 40 year old and going off with him?
  17. Does the deterioration feel realistic?
  18. Was Mrs. Nesbitt’s death sad?
  19. What did you think of Christmas?
  20. Did you think the flu was going to kill someone in Miranda’s family?
  21. Did you expect Miranda to find food in town?
  22. What did you think of the ending?
  23. Did you like the book?
  24. Would you read the companion books?

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